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Gregory S. Aldrete (born 1966) is a professor of history and humanistic studies currently teaching at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, where he has been teaching since 1995. His emphasis is on rhetoric and oratory, floods in Rome, ancient Greek and Roman history, and daily life in the Roman world. He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in ancient history from the University of Michigan.[1] Aldrete speaks Latin,[clarification needed] ancient Greek, Spanish, and can read texts in Italian, French, and German.[citation needed]

Aldrete has written the books Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome,[2] The Encyclopedia of Daily Life in the Ancient World, and Daily Life in the Ancient Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia.

He has conducted research on a type of ancient cloth body armor (sometimes called a linothorax). Aldrete is a member of the Phaeton Group, serving as the group's ancient historian, as well as its secretary and treasurer.[3]

Aldrete's interdisciplinary approach to the study of the ancient world, which he incorporates into his lectures, has earned him fellowships.[citation needed] Apart from numerous research trips to Italy, Aldrete has studied Vatican Library manuscripts.


  1. ^ Biography at Phaeton Group,.Retrieved March 7, 2007.
  2. ^ Abstract for Floods and Famines in Ancient Rome, Retrieved March 7, 2007.
  3. ^ Phaeton Group, Inc. Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved March 7, 2007.

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