Originally Posted by Toltec
Which throws up the question, why isn't he called Aristotle the Thracian.
Philosophers aren't known like this .. only kings.
He might have been known as Aristotle of Chalcidice (like Heraclitus of Ephesus), but even so, there should be a good reason for that ... (There must have been more than one Heraclitus, at Heraclitus' days. Or else, maybe later Ephesus claimed Heraclitus to themselves, and may have made a propaganda which left us the name "Heraclitus of Ephesus" .. speculations, anyway.)
It might make sense for someone to be known by the name of the city where he came from or where he lived mainly ... But not much the region. Except for kings and other aristoi.