Dr. Gregory S. Aldrete is the Frankenthal Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He earned his B.A from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Professor Aldrete has won many awards for his teaching, including the 2012 Wisconsin Professor of the Year, awarded by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education; the American Philological Association Award for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level; and UWGB’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Teaching at Its Best award. His research has been equally honored with a number of prestigious fellowships.
Among the books Professor Aldrete has written or edited are 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: volume 1, The Ancient World; The Long Shadow of Antiquity: What Have the Greeks and Romans Done for Us? (with Alicia Aldrete); and Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor: Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery (with Scott Bartell and Alicia Aldrete).
Professor Aldrete’s Linothorax Project, in which he and his students reconstructed and tested ancient linen body armor, has been featured in documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the Smithsonian Channel and on television programs in Canada and across Europe.