February 21st, 2014


Japanese Translation Request: Academic Article on Roman History

Hello linguaphiles,

A friend of mine has discovered a very useful-sounding article for her dissertation research, but unfortunately for her it's in Japanese. She is seeking someone who could possibly skim the article for her and provide an abstract of what it says (like maybe one sentence per paragraph), so that she can know how relevant it is and if she should get a full translation.

The topic is Roman history. The article's title is something like "The Nauta Corporation in Early Roman Gaul: the Character of Local Networks Shown by the Appointment of Patrons" (she has found two slightly different English renditions of the title), by Takashi Hasagawa, published in the journal Shigaku Zasshi Vol. 110 No. 17 (2008), pp. 1-36.

We know the topic may be challenging and include some specialized vocabulary. Some notes from my friend: "The article may contain some charts and pictures. It's 36 pages total, but a few of them are probably bibliography, so it's probably about 29 pages of actual writing. It will contain Latin names and words like colonia, which don't need translating."

If anyone is interested or can think of another place for me to post this request (will be cross posting to japanese), please comment or PM me, and I will put you in touch with my friend, who will provide more information and discuss compensation.