Gregory Aldrete is Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. His areas of specialization include the city of Rome, daily life in the Roman world, floods and their effect, military history, Roman rhetoric and oratory, and non-verbal communication. He holds his degrees from the Princeton (A.B.)and the University of Michigan (M.A. and Ph.D.), and has published a number of books and articles on his Roman research. He has received various awards for scholarship and teaching excellence, and has most recently been awarded a grant towards his Linothorax Project (on ancient Greek linen body armor). Professor Aldrete was the 2014/2015 Martha Sharp Joukowsky Lecturer for the AIA.