Johanna Akujärvi

Johanna Akujärvi is Associate Professor of Greek at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden. Her main research interests are second sophistic literature, history of education and the study of Greek, reception of the classics, and Translation Studies, in particular the history of translation of ancient literature. She is currently leader of the research projects “Helleno-Nordica. The Humanist Greek Heritage of the Swedish Empire” and “Classics Refashioned. Swedish Translations of Ancient Literature,” both with funding from the Swedish Research Council. Her more recent publications include a Swedish translation of Aristotle’s Rhetoric, an internet database of Scandinavian translations of ancient and medieval literature (with Lars Boje Mortensen), and a series of both Swedish and English research articles on the history and tradition of Swedish translations of ancient Greek and Roman literature.