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Alexander's Oath
Opis 324 BC



 

Alexander the Great gave this oath at Opis in 324 BC.  It was at a banquet before 9,000 Greek and Asian officers.

The Oath has been quoted mostly from Ptolemy who had possessed Alexander's diary.  Others were Plutarch, and Erathostenes.  Over the centuries wording has been changed but the main points are still there.

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