Principia: A Journal of Classical Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes articles, policy research, editorials, and reviews related to the history, theory, practice, and pedagogy of classic liberal arts education and contemporary classical schools, colleges, and universities.

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Volume 2, Issue 1 (Spring, 2023) 
  • Dr. Brian A. Williams, “Principia, Tradition, and Classical Education”
  • Dr. Amy Richards, Affiliate Professor of Philosophy and MAT Fellow, Templeton Honors College, Eastern University: “Strange Vocations: Anthropology, Disability, and the Heart of Classical Education"
  • Dr. Erik Z. D. Ellis, Assistant Professor of Education, Hillsdale College: “The Historical Semantics of the Contemporary Classical Education Movement"
  • Dr. James Hankins, Professor of History, Harvard University: “Educating the Virtuous Citizen: A View from the Renaissance," book excerpt from Political Meritocracy in Renaissance Italy: The Virtuous Republic of Francesco Patrizi of Siena (Harvard University Press, 2023)
  • Dr. Christopher Beckham, Associate Professor of Education, Morehead State University: “Defending Intellectual Work in Schools: William C. Bagley's Approach"
  • Dr. Jon Fennell, Professor Emeritus and formerly Dean of Social Sciences at Hillsdale College and Dr. Timothy Simpson, Professor and Associate Dean of Education at Morehead State University: “An Epistemological Rationale for Classical Education"
Book Reviews:
  • Nate Antiel, "Review: Jonathan Bate, Mad About Shakespeare: From Classroom to Theatre to Emergency Room (William Collins, 2022)"
  • Dr. Scott Samuelson, "Review: Eva Brann, Pursuits of Happiness: On Being Interested (Paul Dry Books, 2020)"
  • Dr. Andrew Seeley, "Review: Oliver Byrne, Elements of Euclid: The First Six Books with Coloured Diagrams and Symbols (Art Meets Science, 2022)"
  • Joelle Hodge, "Review: The Vision of Christine de Pizan, edited by Jane Chance, translated by Glenda McLeod and Charity Cannon Willard (The Library of Medieval Women, Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2005)"
  • Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, "Review: Philip Donnelly, The Lost Seeds of Learning: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric as Life-Giving Arts (Classical Academic Press, 2022)"
Volume 1, Issue 1 (Fall, 2022) 
  • Dr. Brian A. Williams, “Editorial: Introducing Principia and Contemporary Classical Education”
  • Dr. Julia Hejduk, “The Liberal Arts and Virgil’s Aeneid: What Can the Greatest Text Teach Us?
  • Dr. David Diener, “Augustine’s De Magistro: Teaching, Learning, Signs, and God”
  • Dr. Phillip J. Donnelly, “Demonic Deliberation as Rhetorical Revelation in Paradise Lost”
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lehman, “The Cave and the Quadrivium: Mathematics in Classical Education”
  • Dr. Christopher Schlecht, “What is a Liberal Art?”
  • Dr. Brian A. Williams, “Teaching Students to Feel Pleasure & Pain at the Wrong Thing: The History of Grades and Grading”
  • Nathan Antiel, “Review: Scott Newstok, How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education”
  • Dr. John M. Peterson, “Review: Doug Lemov, Teach Like a Champion 3.0”
  • Jesse Hake, “Review: Zena Hitz, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life