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!"

42 Courses and Sets

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42 Courses and Sets

  1. The Rise of Rome Sale

    The Rise of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    The Rise of Rome offers you the chance to find out what made this state so powerful—and offers insight into why the republic cast such a long shadow over Western civilization. Over 24 captivating lectures, Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay tells the story of Rome’s astonishing rise, from its modest beginnings to its stunning triumph over the Mediterranean to the republic’s...
  2. History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective Sale

    History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (109)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $59.95 $599.95 $59.95$599.95
    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. The Decisive Battles of World History Sale

    The Decisive Battles of World History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.8 out of 5
    97% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    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...
  4. Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History Collection

    Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.9 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (8)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $229.95 $229.95$229.95
    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.
  5. The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome

    The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome traces the breathtaking history from the empire’s foundation by Augustus to its Golden Age in the 2nd century CE through a series of ever-worsening crises until the empire's ultimate collapse. Over 24 lectures, Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin-reen Bay offers you the chance to experience a new history of Rome, incorporating the latest...
  6. History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach Sale

    History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.4 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Circle the globe to explore pivotal incidents of catastrophic failure in battle and consider how these errors changed the course of history.
  7. (Set)  History of the Ancient World & The Persian Empire Set

    (Set) History of the Ancient World & The Persian Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $685.90 Starting at $685.90 $899.90 $685.90$899.90
  8. (Set) Foundations of Eastern Civilization & History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $871.90 Starting at $871.90 $1,199.90 $871.90$1,199.90
    Explore some of the world’s greatest civilizations, from ancient to modern times, in this comprehensive course set. Start with Foundations of Eastern Civilization, 48 lectures that explore the history, politics, governments, art, science, and technology of Eastern countries, from the beginnings of Chinese history in the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras to the rise of the Asian tigers in the 20th century....
  9. (Set) History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective & Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity  Set

    (Set) History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective & Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $871.90 Starting at $871.90 $1,199.90 $871.90$1,199.90
  10. (Set)  Writing and Civilization & History of the Ancient World Set

    (Set) Writing and Civilization & History of the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $685.90 Starting at $685.90 $899.90 $685.90$899.90
  11. (Set) Understanding the History of the World  Set

    (Set) Understanding the History of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,657.80 Starting at $1,657.80 $2,229.80 $1,657.80$2,229.80
    Travel back in time to get a comprehensive, international perspective with the four rewarding courses in the Understanding the History of the World set. Start with Ancient Civilizations to get the full context of where our cultures were born and established. Then travel to the Medieval World and see the Development of European Civilizations, followed by Turning Points in American History.
  12. (Set) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World  & History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective  Set

    (Set) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World & History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $871.90 Starting at $871.90 $1,199.90 $871.90$1,199.90
    Look at ancient history from a fresh vantage point with this two-course set. In History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective, you'll examine the world's greatest civilizations in the full context of where they came from, the cultures that flourished around them, and the civilizations that were to come from them. Then, in The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World, you'll go beyond the abstract...
  13. (Set)  History of the Ancient World & The World Was Never the Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $785.90 Starting at $785.90 $1,029.90 $785.90$1,029.90
  14. (Set) Lost Worlds of South America & History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective  Set

    (Set) Lost Worlds of South America & History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $685.90 Starting at $685.90 $899.90 $685.90$899.90
    The first of this set's courses, Lost Worlds of South America leads you on an adventurous trek of discovery through the emerging finds and archaeological knowledge of more than 12 seminal civilizations. Then, in The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World, you'll go beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts to study history...
  15. (Set) History of the Ancient World & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) History of the Ancient World & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $871.90 Starting at $871.90 $1,199.90 $871.90$1,199.90
    Learn powerful, enduring lessons from the past with these two courses that offer insights into the history of the ancient world and one of Western civilization's greatest faiths. In History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective, examine the ancient world's greatest civilizations in the full context of where they came from, the cultures that flourished around them at the same time, and the civilizations that...
  16. (Set) History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective & Medieval World  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $785.90 Starting at $785.90 $1,029.90 $785.90$1,029.90
  17. (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 $871.90 Starting at $871.90 $1,199.90 $871.90$1,199.90
  18. (Set)  History of the Ancient World & History of Ancient Egypt Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $871.90 Starting at $871.90 $1,199.90 $871.90$1,199.90
  19. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $729.90 $429.90$729.90
    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.
  20. (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 $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    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...