Professor Gregory S. Aldrete, Ph.D.

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).

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"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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56 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Origin of Civilization & History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective  Set

    (Set) Origin of Civilization & History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$1,039.90
  2. (Set) History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach & The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes Set

    (Set) History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach & The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Get a more complete view of what shaped our world with this two-course set including History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach and The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes. These courses delve into parts of history that are often overlooked and provide a more accurate view of how civilization evolved. Aided by detailed maps and schematics of military engagements, these often neglected areas of...
  3. (Set) Understanding Japan & The Decisive Battles of World History Set

    (Set) Understanding Japan & The Decisive Battles of World History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Delve into the history of military encounters that changed the world and helped shape Japan as a modern-day global force in this two-course set. In The Decisive Battles of World History, trace the critical pivot points history has taken and then take a deeper dive with Understanding Japan: A Cultural History - it is an enthralling look at this isolated nation and the struggles, battles, and development it faced.
  4. (Set) American Military History & History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach Set

    (Set) American Military History & History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take a new look at military history with this two-course set. Hear one of America’s top generals analyze the battles that made America what it is today in American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents. Then, explore pivotal incidents of catastrophic failure in battle and consider how these errors changed the course of history with History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach.
  5. (Set) History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration & History of the Ancient World Set

    (Set) History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration & History of the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Travel back in time with this set. First, follow the gripping stories of history's greatest explorers. Then, gain a global perspective of the history of the ancient world.
  6. (Set) The Rise of Rome & Pompeii Set

    (Set) The Rise of Rome & Pompeii

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Explore one of history’s most fascinating eras from its early victories through its dramatic collapse with this two-course set. Encounter the astonishing story of the Roman Republic in The Rise of Rome. Then, gain an unprecedented view of life as it was lived in an ancient culture—and discover intriguing details that lay buried for centuries in Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City.
  7. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $329.90 $329.90$329.90
  8. (Set) The Rise of Rome & The Decisive Battles of World History Set

    (Set) The Rise of Rome & The Decisive Battles of World History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Go beyond the traditional “kings and battles” history with this two-course set. Explore one of history’s most fascinating eras—the Roman Republic—from its early victories through its dramatic collapse in The Rise of Rome. Then, discovery of the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of historical events and shaping our world with The Decisive Battles of World History.
  9. (SET) World War II & The Decisive Battles of World History Set

    (SET) World War II & The Decisive Battles of World History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    What were some of the decisive battles of World War II? How do they compare with decisive battles from across world history? Learn the answers in this two-course set. Start with World War II: The Pacific Theater, in which you’ll chronicle the global trajectory of the war in the Pacific, including the epic battles, the military strategy and tactics, the leaders and commanders, the amphibious landings, the air...
  10. (Set) The Decisive Battles of World History & Masters of War Set

    (Set) The Decisive Battles of World History & Masters of War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Grasp how specific battles as well as the battle plans of brilliant military strategists turned the tide of warfare and, in turn, global history in this fascinating course set. Start with The Decisive Battles of World History to explore military engagements throughout 4,000 years of history that determined the fate of entire civilizations, regions, and continents. Then turn to Masters of War: History’s...
  11. (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & The Decisive Battles of World History Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & The Decisive Battles of World History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $419.90 Starting at $419.90 $759.90 $419.90$759.90
    You can learn a lot about history by looking at the wars we fought. Study the decisive moments of the world through a set of two highly focused history courses, Turning Points in Middle Eastern History and The Decisive Battles of World History. You’ll get a new perspective on the world around you, understanding more deeply how the decisions made in the past affect us today.
  12. (SET) A Historian Goes to the Movies & The Roman Empire Set

    (SET) A Historian Goes to the Movies & The Roman Empire

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $639.85 Starting at $639.85 $739.85 $639.85$739.85
    Discover why so many lifelong learners are drawn to the historical insights of Professor Gregory S. Aldrete with this three-course set that highlights his area of expertise: ancient Rome. In A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome, he uses his prolific scholarship to give you a front-row look at Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Gladiator, and other great movies that have shaped ancient Rome’s role in popular culture and...
  13. (Set)  Battles of World History & Battles of the Ancient World Set

    (Set) Battles of World History & Battles of the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  14. (Set) History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach & Masters of War Set

    (Set) History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach & Masters of War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    If we don’t learn from our mistakes, we are destined to repeat them. That idea to the next level with this two-course set: History’s Great Military Blunders exposes how simple errors of foresight and judgment can change history, while Masters of War gives insight into some of history’s most brilliant military minds, the favorable and challenging situations they faced, and the lessons we can learn from them.
  15. The Roman Empire & The Rise of Rome Set

    The Roman Empire & The Rise of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Dive into one of the most fascinating civilizations in history with an in-depth set of courses on Rome. Start by exploring what made Rome so powerful—and get insight into why the republic cast such a long shadow over Western civilization with The Rise of Rome. Then, pick up where the first course left off and gain a new understanding of the second half of an era with The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of...
  16. (Set) Maya to Aztec & History of the Ancient World Set on sale

    (Set) Maya to Aztec & History of the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $843.00 Starting at $133.90 $1,039.90 $133.90$1,039.90
    Delve into ancient history with this set. First, in Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed, marvel at the advanced civilizations that once shocked and baffled the world. Then, explore ancient civilizations from around the globe with History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective.
  17. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  18. (Set) The Rise of Rome & The Guide to Essential Italy Set

    (Set) The Rise of Rome & The Guide to Essential Italy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Take a deep dive into one of the most beautiful cultures in the world with this two-course set. Explore one of history’s most fascinating eras from its early victories through its dramatic collapse in The Rise of Rome. Then, embark on your own grand tour, focusing on the most historically and artistically compelling sites with The Guide to Essential Italy.
  19. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90

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  20. (Set) The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us & History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach Set

    (Set) The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us & History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take a unique look at two sets of historical lessons. Start with The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us, and take a new approach to military history with History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach.