The Classical Legacy: Ancient Greece and Rome

Get classy perspectives-as in classical Greece and Rome-on very modern fixtures like shopping malls and tailgating parties.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great introduction I was looking for an introduction to the classical civilisations, and got what I was looking for.
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Concise and to the point. I liked the lecturers clear and concise comparison of some ancient and modern customs. The political campaign description was surprisingly similar to today's practices.
Date published: 2021-05-20
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Date published: 2020-09-04
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Overview

Join an award-winning professor to take a new look at the roots of modern fixtures such as the shopping mall and tailgating to uncover their very, very early beginnings.

About

Gregory S. Aldrete
Gregory S. Aldrete

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.

INSTITUTION

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

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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The Classical Legacy:  Ancient Greece and Rome

01: The Classical Legacy: Ancient Greece and Rome

Professor Gregory S. Aldrete from the University of Wisconsin takes you back in time to ancient Greece and Rome in order to reveal the origins of many staples of modern living. Explore the earliest roots of sports and fandom, marriage traditions, cookbooks, and more.

38 min