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GREGORY S. ALDRETE

Frankenthal Professor of History and Humanistic Studies

Address
Department of Humanistic Studies
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive, Theatre Hall 331
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 465-2467 ph. (920) 465-2890 fax
e-mail: aldreteg@uwgb.edu

Education
University of Michigan 1988-1995, Ph.D. in Ancient History, A.M. in Ancient History
Princeton University 1984-1988, A.B. cum laude in History

Employment
Professor of Humanistic Studies and History, 2005-present, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies and History, 2000-2004, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies and History, 1995-1999, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay


Honors

2014-15 Joukowsky National Lecturer, Archaeological Institute of America

2012 Wisconsin Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

NEH Humanities Fellowship (2012-2013, full-year fellowship)

Honorary Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Univ. of Wisconin, Madison (2012-2014)

2010-2011 Solmsen Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, Madison, Wisconsin (full year national fellowship)

2010 Award for Best Poster, with Scott Bartell, Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, for "The UWGB Linothorax Project: Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Armor"

2009 Award for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level, American Philological Association (National Award)

Archaeological Institute of America National Lecturer (2009-2011)

Grant for Integrating Research and Teaching, “The UWGB Linothorax Project: Phase II,”(2009-10)

Full Year Competitive Sabbatical (2009-2010)

Grant for Integrating Research and Teaching, “The Linothorax Project,” (2008-9)

UWGB Teaching Scholar II (2007-8)

Founders Association Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2006, highest university award for scholarship)

Fellow of NEH Summer Institute for College Teachers held at UCLA, "Models of Ancient Rome," Diane Favro and Sander Goldberg, directors (summer 2006)

NEH Humanities Fellowship (2004-2005, full-year fellowship)

Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003, highest university award for teaching)

Full Year Competitive Sabbatical (2002-2003)

Fellow of NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers held at the American Academy in Rome, “Representing Geography and Community in the World of Imperial Rome,” Richard Talbert and Michael Maas, directors (summer 2000)

Selected as Fellow of NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, “Individual, State, and Law in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China” (summer 2000, offer declined to attend Rome seminar)

Teaching At Its Best Award (1999)

Wisconsin Teaching Fellow (1997-1998)

Fellow of NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers held at the American Academy in Rome, “The Art of Ancient Spectacle,” Bettina Bergmann and Christine Kondoleon, directors (summer 1996)

Rackham Merit Fellowship (1993-1995)

Hewlett International Dissertation Grant (for research trip to Rome, 1994)

Michigan Minority Merit Fellowship (1990-1991)

Institute for the Humanities Summer Program Fellowship (summer 1990)

CIC Minority Fellowship in the Social Sciences (1988-1990)

Books:

Ancient Linen Body Armor: Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery, with Scott Bartell and Alicia Aldrete. The Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. 2013.https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/reconstructing-ancient-linen-body-armor

The Long Shadow of Antiquity: What Have the Greeks and Romans Done For Us?, with Alicia Aldrete, Continuum Publishing: London, 2012.http://bloomsbury.com/us/the-long-shadow-of-antiquity-9781441162472/

Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia. Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, OK (originally published Greenwood Press, 2004), 2009. http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/303/daily%20life%20in%20the%20roman%20city

Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome. Ancient History and Society Series, The Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, 2007.https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/floods-tiber-ancient-rome

Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia. Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 2004.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life. Volume 1 - The Ancient World. (Includes: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, India, Australia) Editor and contributor, Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 2004. http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313325410

Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome, Ancient History and Society Series, The Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, 1999. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/gestures-and-acclamations-ancient-rome

Video Lecture Courses:

The History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective. (48 lectures) The Teaching Company/ The Great Courses. 2012. http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=3850

The Decisive Battles of World History. (36 lectures) The Teaching Company/ The Great Courses. 2014. http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=8140

History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach. (24 lectures)  The Teaching Company/ The Great Courses. Forthcoming.

Chapters in Books:

“Gesture,” in The Oxford Handbook of Communication in the Ancient World, ed. Richard Talbert and Fred Naiden. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

“Hazards of Living in the City: Floods, Fires, Famines, Footpads, Filth, and Fevers,” in The Blackwell Companion to Rome, ed. by Claire Holleran and Amanda Claridge, Wiley-Blackwell Press, Forthcoming.

“The Senses and the Ancient City,” in A Cultural History of the Senses, Vol. 1: The Ancient World, ed. J. P. Toner. Oxford: Berg Publishers, Forthcoming 2014.

“Material Evidence for Roman Sport and Spectacle,” in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity, ed. Paul Christensen and Donald Kyle, Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2014.

“Riots,” in The Cambridge Companion to the City of Rome, ed. by Paul Erdkamp, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2013.

"The Feeding of Imperial Rome: The Mechanics of the Food Supply System,” with D.J. Mattingly, in Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City, ed. by Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge, Oxford University School of Archaeology, Monograph 54, 2001.

"Feeding the City: The Organization, Operation, and Scale of the Supply System for Rome,” with D. J. Mattingly, in Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire, ed. by David Potter, University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, 1999.



Other Publications and Conference Presentations:

"Hammers, Axes, Bulls, and Blood: Some Practical Aspects of Roman Animal Sacrifice", Journal of Roman Studies, Forthcoming 2015.

“Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” with S. Bartell and A. Aldrete, Ancient Warfare, VII.6, 2014

Review of Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, by Brian Campbell, American Historical Review, June 2013, 913-914.

Review of The Lure of the Arena: Social Psychology and the Crowd at the Roman Games, by Garrett G. Fagan, Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 102, 2012.

“The UWGB Linothorax Project: Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” with Scott Bartell, and Alicia Aldrete. Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz Heft 10. The proceedings of the Conference in Experimental Archaeology, held in Berlin, Germany October 7-10, 2010. Forthcoming.

Review of Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, by Mary Beard, Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtswissenschaften 10, no. 1, 2010.

“Tiber River:” article in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. by Michael Gagarin et al., Oxford University Press, 2010.

“The UWGB Linothorax Project: Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen body Armor, ” with Scott Bartell, Poster presented at theAnnual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, January 7, 2010, Orange County, CA.

Review of Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, by Mary Beard, Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtswissenschaften10, no. 1, 2010.

“Rome,” “Forum,” articles in the Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, ed. by Ray Hutchison et al., SAGE Reference Publications, 2009.

“Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Armor: The UWGB Linothorax Project,” with Scott Bartell. Poster presented at XVIIth Archaeological Festival at Biskupin, Poland. September 25, 2011

“Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Greek Linen Armor: The UWGB Linothorax Project,” with Scott Bartell. Poster presented at the International Conference in Experimental Archaeology, Berlin, Germany, October 7-10, 2010.

“The Linothorax Project: Investigating the Construction and Protective Properties of Ancient Greek Linen Body Armor,” Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Philadelphia, PA, January 10, 2009.

Panel Organizer, Workshop on Linen in War and Drama, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Philadelphia, PA, January 10, 2009.

Review of Battle Exhortation: The Rhetoric of Combat Leadership, by Keith Yellin, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, November 2008.

Review of Dining Posture in Ancient Rome: Bodies, Values, and Status, by Mathew B. Roller, The Classical Review, 57.2, 2007.

“Roman Clubs,” “Civil Strife,” “Roman Public Records,” “Caligula,” “Secret Police,” “Granaries,” “Sejanus,” “Riots,” “Roman Political Participation,” “Public Order,” “Roman Food Supply,” “Revolution,” “Alimenta,” “Atticus,” “Censors,” “Consuls,” “Curia,” “Ostia/Portus,” “Plebs,” “Praetors,” “Warehouses”: articles in Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, ed. Lin Foxhall, et al., Cambridge University Press, 2006.

"Floods and the Distribution Pattern of Different Types of Buildings in Ancient Rome." Annual Meeting of the American Archaeological Institute, Montreal. January 5, 2006.

“Roman Triumphs,” “Roman Trials,” “Hellenistic Parades,” for Greenwood Press Encyclopedia of Daily Life online interactive database , 2004.

"Floods and Famines in Ancient Rome,”Panel on Rome and Italy: City and Country, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, San Francisco, January 3, 2004.

Review of Nature Embodied: Gesture in Ancient Rome, by Anthony Corbeill, New England Classical Journal, Nov. 2004.

“Parades and Power,” “Money: From Real to Virtual,” “Enhancing the Eye: Magnifying the Tiny and the Distant,” “Communication Systems: Beyond the Spoken Word,” “Women’s Clothing: Revealing and Concealing,” “Warships: Ultimate Weapons, Technological Masterpieces,” “Cargo Ships: The Cornerstone of Long-Distance Trade,” “Roads: The Map of Empire,” “Maps and Worldview,” “Food Preservation: The Fight Against Starvation.” “Tours Through Time” for Greenwood Press Encyclopedia of Daily Life online interactive database , 2003.

Review of When a Gesture Was Expected: A Selection of Examples from Archaic and Classical Greek Literature, by Alan L. Boegehold, Classical World 94.4, 2001.

"Hammers, Axes, Bulls, and Blood: Some Practical Aspects of Roman Animal Sacrifice,” Panel on Roman Religion, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Dallas, TX, December 29, 1999.

"Making History Come Alive in the Classroom Through the Use of Role-Playing,” Teaching Forum, Vol. 19, No. 1, February 1998.

"The Panem et Circenses Theme in Science-Fiction Films,” Panel on Ancient History and Film, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Washington, D.C., December 28, 1998.

"Acclamations: Rituals of Contestation and Negotiation,” Panel on Ritual, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Chicago, IL, December 30, 1997.

"Quintilian’s Dilemma: Effective Delivery Versus Aristocratic Reserve,” Panel on Ancient Rhetoric, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, New York, NY, December 28, 1996.

"Sermo Corporis: A Partial Solution to the Problem of Communication at Mass Gatherings at Rome,” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 1994

The Diabolical Plot of Dr. Dracupig, coauthored with Steven Datnow. Computerventures Software: Birmingham, AL. 1983. (Computer game for the Apple II computer).



Teaching Experience

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1995-present
Courses Regularly Taught:

-Foundations of Western Culture I: Antiquity through the Renaissance

-History of Ancient Greece

-History of Ancient Rome

-Topics in Ancient History: The City of Ancient Rome

-Topics in Ancient History: Life and Death in the Roman World

-Perspectives on Human Values: The Classical World

-Introduction to the Humanities I: Antiquity through the Reformation

-Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works: Caravaggio, Dracula, Apocalypse Now

-Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works: Kurosawa and Tolkien

-Warfare and Civilization



Recent Public Lectures

 “Decisive Battles of World History on Sea and River II: Trafalgar, Tsushima, Midway,” Learning in Retirement, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, April 9, 2013.

“Decisive Battles of World History on Sea and River I: Lepanto, Quebec, Trenton,” Learning in Retirement, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, April 2, 2013.
 
“Classical Kevlar: Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” Winchester Academy Lecture, Waupaca Public Library, Waupaca, WI, March 24, 2014.

“Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor: The Linothorax Mystery,” Presentation and Book Signing, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Green Bay, WI, March 8, 2014.

“Hammers, Axes, Bulls, and Blood: Practical Aspects of Roman Animal Sacrifice,” UWGB Faculty Forum Lecture, Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Nov. 22, 2013.

“Roman Oratorical Gestures in the Latin Classroom,” “Roman Legionary Training Day for Students,” “Reconstructing Ancient Armor,” 3-hour workshop,Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

“Decisive Battles of Non-Western History: Ain Jalut, Panipat, Hansan Island, and Sekigahara,” Learning in Retirement, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Oct. 23, 2013.

“Decisive Battles in the Rise of Islam: Badr, Yarmouk, Al-Qadisiyyah, Talas, and Tarain,” Learning in Retirement, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Oct. 16, 2013.

“Experience a Roman Feast,” UWGB Dinner Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, June 11, 2013.

“Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” Classics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 25, 2013.

“Education, Entertainment, and Exploitation: Adventures in Attempting to Promote an Appreciation for the Humanities Among the General Public,”  Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 22, 2013.

“Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” History Department, Marquette University, Milwaukee, March 1, 2013.

“Classical Kevlar: Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor” Milwaukee Archaeology Fair, Milwaukee Public Museum, March 1-2, 2013

“Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” Preble High School, Green Bay, WI, Feb. 28, 2013

“The Eternal City Goes Under: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome,” Boston University, Boston, MA, Oct 20, 2011.

“Reconstructing and Field Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” Mt. Holyoke College, MA, October 18, 2011.

“The Golden Age of Venice,” and “The Island of Rhodes in the Hellenistic and Medieval Eras,” Learning in Retirement Program, Neville Public Museum, October 12, 2011.

“Alexandria: City of a Conqueror, Two Wonders, and a Queen,” and “Istanbul is Constantinople,” Learning in Retirement Program, Neville Public Museum, October 5, 2011.

“Reconstructing and Field Testing Ancient Greek Linen Body Armor,” Williamsburg, VA, April 14, 2011.

“Reconstructing and Field Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” Washington Latin Public Charter School, Washington DC, April 13, 2011.

Keynote Speaker for Wisconsin Latin Day. Talks given: Reconstructing and Field Testing Ancient Laminated Linen Body Armor and “Dangers of Living in Rome: Floods, Fires, Famine, Footpads, Filth, and Fevers.” Memorial Union Theater, University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 29, 2011.

“The Eternal City Goes Under: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome,” University of Texas, Austin, Oct. 20, 2010.

“The Eternal City Goes Under: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome,” Trinity University, Tucson, Oct 21, 2010.

“Classical Kevlar: The Linothorax Project,” Trinity University, San Antonio, Oct. 22, 2010."Greek Mythology in Popular Contemporary Movies and Books" Green Bay Public Library, June 17, 2010.

“The Eternal City Goes Under: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome," Kansas City Public Library, Kansas, April 13, 2010.

“How Alexander the Great Conquered the World with Glue and Linen,” Arizona State University, March 11, 2010.

“The Eternal City Goes Under: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome, “University of Arizona, Tucson, March 10, 2010.

“Reconstructing and Field Testing Ancient Greek Linen Body Armor,” Annual Sandra Church Lecture, UC-Santa Barbara, March 9, 2010.

“Classical Kevlar: Reconstructing Greek Linen Body Armor,” Presentation booth at the Milwaukee Archaeological Fair, Milwaukee Public Museum, March 5 and 6, 2010.

“Ancient Egyptian Civilization,” Learning in Retirement Program, Neville Public Museum, March 3, 2010.

“Civilizations of the Ancient Near East,” Learning in Retirement Program, Neville Public Museum, Feb. 24, 2010.

“Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Greek Laminated Linen Armor,” Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada, October 22, 2009.

“Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome,” AIA lecture, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 14, 2009.

“The History of Ancient Rome from the Origins of the City to the Height of the Empire,” Learning in Retirement Program, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, September 10 and 17, 2009.

“The Crimean War,” “Istanbul is Constantinople,” “Ephesus and Roman Daily Life,” “Ancient Greek Art and Architecture,” Lectures given aboard cruise ship Azamara Quest, Aug-Sept. 2009.

“Surprising Facts About Life in Ancient Rome,” Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Green Bay, WI, July 2009.

“Greek Mythology.” Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Green Bay, WI, June 13, 2007.

“Ancient Greek Warfare,” Learning in Retirement Program, Neville Public Museum, Feb. 24, 2009.

" Alexander the Great,” Learning in Retirement Program, Neville Public Museum, Feb. 17, 2009.

“Roman Public Entertainments,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, November 4, 2008.

“Roman Religion,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, November 11, 2008.

“Roman Medicine and Burial,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, November 18, 2008.

“Florence and the Art of the Italian Renaissance,” “The Colosseum and Roman Public Entertainments,” “The Romans and the Bay of Naples,” “Sicily and Roman Daily Life,” “The Golden Age of Venice,” “Diocletian of Split: The Man who Saved the Empire,” “Mykonos, Delos and Greek Mythology,” “Art and Architecture of Ancient Athens,” “History of Ancient Egypt,” and “The Bay of Naples: Vacation Destination of the Ancient Romans,” lectures given onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Legend of the Seas, June 2-29, 2008.

"The UWGB Linothorax Project," and "Roman Clothing: How to Wrap a Toga," Beloit College Roman Holiday, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, April 12, 2008.

“The Eternal City Goes Under: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, March 6, 2008.

"Rome's Influence on the World Today," Red Smith School, Green Bay, WI, February 5, 2008.

“Early Rome and the Roman Republic,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, September 13, 2007.

“The End of the Roman Republic and the Early Empire,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, September 20, 2007.

“The Decline and Fall(?) of the Roman Empire,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, September 27, 2007.

“Mykonos, Delos and Greek Mythology,” “Art and Architecture of Ancient Athens,” “The Island of Rhodes in the Hellenistic and Medieval Eras,” “Alexandria: City of a Conqueror, Two Wonders, and a Queen,” “The Bay of Naples: Vacation Destination of the Ancient Romans,” and “Surprising Facts About Life in Ancient Rome,” lectures given onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Legend of the Seas, August 2007.

“The Eternal City Goes Under: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome,” University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 11, 2007.

“Cicero and Ancient Roman Secrets of Persuasive Public Speaking,” University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 12, 2007.

“What is Scholarship?: An Ancient Historian’s Perspective,” Featured Speaker, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Initiation Ceremony, UWGB, November 2, 2006.

“The Ancient Near East and Egypt,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, September 14, 2006.

“Early Greece and Homer,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, September 21, 2006.

“Classical Greek Civilization,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, September 28, 2006.

“Roman Secrets of Persuasive Public Speaking,” UWGB Downtown Program, May 4, 2006.

“Olympia and Delphi,” Sheboygan Chapter of People to People Organization, Sheboygan, WI, February 23, 2006.

“The Ancient Greek Olympics,” Oxford Public Lecture Series, February 15, 2006.

“Alexander the Great,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, October 27, 2005.

“The Punic Wars and Hannibal,” Learning in Retirement Program, UWGB, November 3, 2005.

“Love versus Duty: Versions of the Dido and Aeneas Story,” Introductory lecture for UWGB production of Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, December 2 and 4, 2004.

“The Oresteia” by Aeschylus, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Green Bay, A More Perfect Union: Wisconsin Reads Series. August 19, 2004.

“10 Surprising Facts About Life in Ancient Rome.” Presentation and book signing, Green Bay Barnes and Noble bookstore, in connection with publication of my book, Daily Life in the Roman City, May 4, 2004.

“The Oresteia” by Aeschylus, Manitowoc Public Library, A More Perfect Union: Wisconsin Reads Series. March 25, 2004.

“Floods in Ancient Rome,” Humanistic Studies Faculty Forum Presentation, UWGB, March 28, 2003.

Professional Organization Memberships
American Historical Association
Archaeological Institute of America
Association of Ancient Historians
American Philological Association
Society for Military History
Phaeton Group

Languages
Latin, Ancient Greek, Spanish; Italian, French and German (reading)

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