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Old 12-31-2013, 10:32 AM   #144
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Originally Posted by DenverBrit View Post
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.
Greek was the primary language because of trade and the Byzantine Empire. It replaced Latin as the language to be spoken if you wanted to do business or learn during that era.
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