Originally Posted by DenverBrit
He was Greek speaking because of the regions cultural heritage, but being of Greek ethnic origins is not so easy to determine.
It has been the east/west 'crossroads' for eons, he could have been an A-rab.
Or Persian, or... *gasp* even a Turk
If there were white people in the Americas (thousands of miles, separated by water) before even Columbus got there, you'd be dense to not believe there's a good chance that a nomadic trading people (from a region even closer than the Americas are to Europe and not
separated by an ocean) wouldn't have intermingled with the Indo-European, Greek, Persian and other ethnicities in that area, particularly considering it lie along one of the world's most prolific trade routes.
But keep bangin' that drum, Beavis!