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Professor Gregory S. Aldrete

Professor Gregory S. Aldrete
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • University of Michigan
As an ancient historian, my goals are to share the enthusiasm for and fascination with antiquity that I feel, and to show some of the connections between that world and our own.

Dr. Gregory S. Aldrete is Professor of Humanistic Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, where he has taught since 1995. He earned his B.A. from Princeton University and his master's degree and Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Michigan. Honored many times over for his research and his teaching, Professor Aldrete was named by his university as the winner of its highest awards in each category, receiving both its Founders Association Award for Excellence in Scholarship and its Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. That recognition of his teaching skills was echoed on a national level in 2009, when he received the American Philological Association Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level-the national teaching award given annually by the professional association of classics professors. The recipient of many prestigious research fellowships including five from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Professor Aldrete has published several important books in his field, including Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome; Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome; Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia; The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life I: The Ancient World (as editor); Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery: Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor (with S. Bartell and A. Aldrete) and The Long Shadow of Antiquity: What Have the Greeks and Romans Done for Us (with A. Aldrete).


"Professor Aldrete has a great way of explaining unique parts of history that I've never heard about and in a very interesting and informative manner. Every episode leaves us waning to know more about the topic."


"Give this guy a life time contract! He's fantastic. Wonderful presentation, fabulous integration of relative information from other disciplines within the target curriculum. I want to order every course he presents!"

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3 Courses

  1. The Decisive Battles of World History

    The Decisive Battles of World History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    Discover the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of historical events and shaping our world in The Decisive Battles of World History. Covering nearly 4,000 years of history, this course explores more than three dozen history-making military engagements, from the landmark battles of the Western world to their counterparts across Asia, India, and the Middle East. These 36...
  2. History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective Sale

    History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Save up to $390.00 Starting at $64.95 $129.95 $64.95$129.95
    Look at ancient history from a fresh, innovative vantage point with the 48 lectures of History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective. Historian and Professor Gregory S. Aldrete’s course examines the ancient world’s greatest civilizations from the Mediterranean, Asia, and the Americas—including those of Rome, Greece, China, Persia, India, and the Maya—not in isolation but in the full context of where...
  3. Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History Collection

    Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $219.95 Starting at $219.95 $284.95 $219.95$284.95
    For years, The Great Courses has taken you on stirring explorations of our ancient roots. The Joy of Ancient History is an insightful collection of 36 lectures curated from our most popular ancient history courses. Guided by our highly rated professors, hopscotch around the world to experience the fascinating variety that ancient history offers: from great heroes and epic battles to lost civilizations and beyond.