I am currently in a beginning Latin class but our professor wants us to attempt to do the LA sections for extra credit. I'm having problems because they are bit out of range for what I'm learning but I've done lots of reading ahead. I was wondering if I could get some help.
Here's my translation of LA 12.
TEXT: Hoc omne tempus inter tabellas ac libellos iucundisssima quiete consumpsi. "Quemadmodum," inquis, "in urbe potuisti?" Circenses erant quo genere spectaculi ne levissime quidem teneor. Nihil novum, nihil, varium, nihil quod semel spectavisse non sufficiat. Quare miror tot milia virorum tam pueriliter identidem cupere currentes equos videre. Vale.
TRANSLATION: I used up all this time between a writing pad and a book in a most pleasant quietness. "How," you say, "were you able to in the city?" There were games which I was not even being led to carry on in the most light show. Nothing new , nothing different, nothing because he should suffice to have seen at one time. Therefore, the marvel of som many soldiers of men to such a boyish activiely repeatedly to see running horses. Good- bye.
TEXT: Nuper cum Comi fui, venit ad me salutandum filius amici cuiusdam. Huic ego "Studes?" inquam. Respondit: "Etiam." "Ubi?" "Mediolani." "Cur non hic?" Et pater eius, qui ipse puerum ad me adduxerat, respondit: "quod nullos magistros hic habemus." Huic aliisque patribus qui audiebant ego: "Quare nullos?" inquam. "Nam ubi iucundius liberi vestri discere possunt quam hic in urbe vestra et sub oculis patrum? Atque ego, qui nondum liberos habeo, pro re publica nostra quasi pro parente tertiam partem eius pecuiae dabo quam conferre vobis placebit. Nihil enim melius praestare liberis vestris, nihil gratius patriae potestis."
TRANSLATION: Recently, when he was in Como, he caem to me about to greet the son who was the same friend. To me, I was being asked, "Do you study?" He responded "Also." "where?" "Milan." "why not here?" And the father of him, who was leading the boy himself to me, responded, "Becuase we have no teachers." To him and the others who were listening, I was asking, "Why not?" "For how are our pleasant children able to learn how this in our city and under the eyes of the father? And I who do not yet have the books on beahlf of the republic as if before [this is where I get completely lost]. Nothing in fact to offered for our books, you will not be able to gratitude to the fatherland."
I know this is horrific. But I would love help to explain what I'm doing wrong for the future. Thanks! Does anyone know of an online latin tutor that you can pay like via Paypal or credit card and have internet tutoring?