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Acquaintance Chain to Antiquity

I define an acquaintance chain to antiquity© (ACTA) as any demonstrable, unbroken line of personal acquaintance from oneself to any figure in Greco-Roman and other ancient history. The concept, to the best of my knowledge, is original. Unlike the concept of “six degrees of separation” (linking any person on earth through six degrees of acquaintance to every other person—unprovable for any individual, for it’s only convincing statistically), ACTA lines are vertical and demonstrable. They are also satisfyingly personal—the chain begins with oneself and links one to the deep past. The varieties of route are almost infinite. Even the so-called Dark…

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