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!"

56 Courses and Sets

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56 Courses and Sets

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

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    How has warfare shaped the course of history? Can a single battle change the course of human history? Find the answers in these two courses: World War II: Battlefield Europe and The Decisive Battles of World History. The first course uses a distinctly European perspective to study the European Theater’s battles, personalities, and twists of fate. And the second course surveys more than three dozen history-making...
  2. (Set)  Battles of World History & Barbarian Empires Set

    (Set) Battles of World History & Barbarian Empires

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  3. (Set) History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach & Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon Set

    (Set) History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach & Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Time and time again, revolutions and military conflicts have changed the tides of history. In this two-part set of History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach and Living the French Revolution, you can experience the drama of notable battles and meet remarkable military leaders. Trace the astonishing impacts these events and people had on everything that followed them in history.
  4. (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 $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Enjoy historian and Professor Gregory S. Aldrete’s two fascinating perspectives on one of ancient history’s greatest civilizations and its legacy in our own modern world. 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 memory. And in...
  5. (Set) History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach & The Decisive Battles of World History Set on sale

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

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Save up to $515.00 Starting at $84.90 $644.90 $84.90$644.90
    To have a true understanding of military history, you need both sides of the story. This two-course set of History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach and The Decisive Battles of World History, provides you with just that. Learn about military encounters that turned the tide of history and created the world as we know it, as well as what might have happened if these events had occurred differently.
  6. The Roman Empire & The Decisive Battles of World History Set

    The Roman Empire & The Decisive Battles of World History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Examine some turning points in history that shaped modern civilization with this two-course set. Start with a “boots-on-the-ground” understanding of Rome from the Battle of Actium in 31 BCE to the eventual decay and fall of the empire at the end of antiquity in The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome. Then, trace the critical pivot points where key military engagements determined the course history...
  7. (Set) Living History & History of the Ancient World Set

    (Set) Living History & History of the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Explore the entirety of the ancient world with this set of courses. First, experience the great events of the ancient and medieval world through the eyes of the people who lived it in Living History. Then, look at the entirety of the ancient world and the civilizations it produced from a global perspective with History of the Ancient World.
  8. (Set) American Military History & The Decisive Battles of World History Set

    (Set) American Military History & The Decisive Battles of World History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Examine the military encounters that most profoundly affected history with this two-course set. Start by hearing the hard-won lessons of America’s wars from a decorated combat veteran and former NATO commander with American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents. Then, Enjoy a sweeping course that spans from chariot battles in ancient Egypt to modern conflict with The Decisive Battles of World...
  9. (Set) Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon & Decisive Battles of World History Set

    (Set) Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon & Decisive Battles of World History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
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  10. (Set) The Rise of Rome & The Mysterious Etruscans Set

    (Set) The Rise of Rome & The Mysterious Etruscans

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    If you want an in-depth look at Roman history, look no further than this two-course set. Witness the rise of the Roman Republic with The Rise of Rome. Then, discover an astounding culture and fill in a critical gap in your understanding of the ancient world with The Mysterious Etruscans.
  11. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
  12. (Set) The Rise of Rome & Books That Matter Set

    (Set) The Rise of Rome & Books That Matter

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Discover why the Roman Republic is one of the most breathtaking civilizations in world history with this two-course set. From Aeneas to Octavius, survey the story of the Roman Republic in The Rise of Rome. Then, examine a great work from multiple perspectives—one that is a vast historical chronicle, as a much as it is a compelling masterpiece of literature with Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and...
  13. (SET) The Greek World & The Rise of Rome Set

    (SET) The Greek World & The Rise of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Greece and Rome are often seen as the pinnacles of ancient Western civilization, and this two-course set is your chance to get a solid understanding of both. In The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture, take a fresh look at the phenomenal legacy of the ancient Greeks and immerse yourself in the spectrum of Greek achievements—in architecture, art, science, political theory, philosophy, and more—that have...
  14. (Set) Cities of the Ancient World & History of Ancient World Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
  15. (Set) History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach & American Civil War Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    The strategic and tactical dimensions of military campaigns can make or break a battle. Learn about some of the most dramatic and influential military encounters in the Civil War and in history with this two-course set. History’s Great Military Blunders gives you unprecedented insight into the worst war mistakes ever made, while The American Civil War explores the great battles of this pivotal point in our history.
  16. (SET) A Historian Goes to the Movies & The Rise of Rome Set

    (SET) A Historian Goes to the Movies & The Rise of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Why does the Roman Republic remain one of the most captivating civilizations in the ancient world? Discover the answers in this two-course featuring the remarkable historical and cultural insights of award-winning Professor Gregory S. Aldrete. First, get a front-row look at Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Gladiator, and other great movies that have shaped ancient Rome’s role in popular culture and memory in A Historian Goes...