ESP Biography



JOSHUA HOFFMAN, Senior History Major from Brandeis University




Major: History

College/Employer: Brandeis University

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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H14239: The Persian Wars 500-480 BCE in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This lecture-based course will be on the legendary David vs Goliath conflict between a coalition of Greek City-States lead by Athens and Sparta against Persia, the largest empire the world had ever seen.


H14240: Peloponnesian War: Athens VS Sparta. The Greek World Wars. 431-404. in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This lecture-based class will cover the great war between the city-states of Athens and Sparta. Essentially the Greek World Wars, this Peloponnesian War lasts over 30 years and has lasting impact on the future of Greece. In this conflict, both Athens and Sparta control half of Greece, and the winner has the opportunity to become the first ruler over a united Greece.


H14241: The Second Carthaginian War: Rome and Hannibal in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This course is a lecture covering the famous Second Carthaginian War (and a quick summary of the first), the famous conflict between Rome and the Carthaginians.


H14242: The Greco-Roman Wars in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This lecture-based class will cover the Romans (fresh after fighting Carthage) clashing in the East with the successors of Alexander the Great. The West collides with the East in a series of wars that will shape the Greek world for centuries to come. The winner of this will become the undisputed ruler over the entire Mediterranean, from Portugal to Palestine.


H14122: Ancient Greece from the Dark Ages to Roman Conquest in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
This is a lecture based course Every lecture will be one chapter in the epic story that is Greek History. The six lectures: 1. Mythical Greece, the Bronze Age Collapse and the re-birth of Greece. 2. Origins of Ancient Sparta and Athens 3. The Persian Wars 4. Sparta vs. Athens: The Peloponnesian War 5. The Hegemony Wars 6. Rise and fall of Alexander and 150 more years of war.