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.

Principia Podcast: The Principia podcast is an informal version of the journal, where Dr. Brian A. Williams interviews Principia authors and other scholars and academics about key moments, issues, and texts in the history and practice of classical liberal arts education.




Current Issue

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