Tag: linothorax

Aldrete returns from talk on Linothorax at international conference in London

History Prof. Gregory S. Aldrete of the Humanistic Studies faculty is just back from London and an international conference called “Greek and Roman Armor Day,” hosted by the University of London and sponsored by the Hellenic and Roman Societies. He spoke about the UW-Green Bay Linothorax Project and displayed a reconstructed suit of lightweight linen […]

‘Ancient Warfare’ spotlights Aldrete’s armor research

The new issue of Ancient Warfare magazine just came out and contains an article on the UW-Green Bay Linothorax Project, which confirmed the effectiveness of the lightweight linen armor that gave Alexander the Great’s armies a great military advantage. The article is “Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” by Gregory S. Aldrete, alumnus Scott […]

Canadian network airs show on Aldrete’s Linothorax Project

Here’s an update on the continuing TV exposure for Prof. Greg Aldrete’s Linothorax Project, in which he and his UW-Green Bay students demonstrated that ancient Greek warriors enjoyed a tactical advantage with armor made of reinforced, lightweight linen. A number of American and international TV networks have filmed documentary segments; the latest aired last week […]

Aldrete: chapter is published, and book soon to come

Prof. Greg Aldrete of Humanistic Studies reports the book manuscript presenting the research from the Linothorax Project has just finished the peer review process and has been formally accepted for publication by Johns Hopkins University Press. Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery: Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Armor was written by Aldrete, former student and UW-Green Bay […]

No lie: Aldrete, linothorax appear on “Penn & Teller” show

Prof. Greg Aldrete’s innovative research with linen armor got some quality airtime Wednesday (Nov. 9) when it was featured on the Discovery Channel program “Penn & Teller Tell a Lie.” The show takes seemingly outrageous claims and backs them up with scientific evidence — most of them, anyway (audiences vote live on which claim is […]

Truth be told: Aldrete to appear on “Penn & Teller Tell a Lie”

UW-Green Bay Prof. Greg Aldrete has gotten plenty of attention for his research on — and recreation of — ancient armor made of linen. Now his work with the armor, called linothorax, will be featured in a Wednesday (Nov. 9) episode of the Discovery Channel program “Penn & Teller Tell a Lie” (footage was filmed […]

In case you missed it – TV crew documents Aldrete project

We brought you the story last week of UW-Green Bay Prof. Greg Aldrete and the ongoing media attention surrounding his Linothorax Project, an innovative study that seeks to recreate ancient armor made from linen. In case you were too busy grading papers or soaking up the sunshine, here’s the story you missed — complete with […]

Living because of linen? Professor's project takes a shot at ancient armor

It may be a quiet time on campus, but for Prof. Greg Aldrete — whose project exploring the ancient use of linen-based armor has garnered widespread media attention – it’s yet another chance to showcase his signature research for an audience that has become international in scope.

Filmmakers to take their best shot Wednesday on campus

A documentary film crew from Kensington Communications Inc. will be on campus throughout the day to film scenes for the “Museum Secrets” television series. Its focus is Prof. Greg Aldrete’s Linothorax Project, an ongoing investigation that seeks to reconstruct a once-widely used but still mysterious type of ancient, linen-based body armor. Filming will include test-firing […]