In the intro to Zeno of Sidon you state:Zeno of Sidon was a Greek philosopher. Born in Sidon,...
Phoenicia (now Lebanon) in around 150 B.C. How come that Zeno is a Greek philosopher while he was of Phoenician origin, by parenthood & birthplace. And, why is his name followed by 'of Sidon' ? I'm aware of other Zenos such as of Elea. I believe the statement is incorrect.
It's because the philosophical thought was that which originated in Greece. For example, Plotinus was born in Egypt but he was of the Neoplatonic school and is often thought as being a Roman philosopher given where he spent most of his time. The time frame would also play a part.
I wouldn't be caught up in too much of the semantics of the where's, their why's and how's are far more interesting.