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Tracing the roots of modern celebrity

Is the modern obsession with celebrity really such a new cultural phenomenon?

Our guest editor this morning, Dame Ann Leslie, suspects not. We brought her together with the historian Bettany Hughes, who specialises in classical history, and the novelist and historian Stella Tillyard, a specialist in 18th Century British history.

Stella began by explaining there may be nothing original under the sun.

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