My own extra-Biblical reading right now is all over the place and quite eclectic. This summer I am more interested in just reading than in getting too analytical with the text. I'm also trying to learn how to compose sentences in Hellenistic Greek. One of the things I'm planning to read (at least in part) is Babrius which I've also ordered in hardcopy.Andrew Chapman wrote:If one thing we are trying to do is to read outside the New Testament, then I personally would benefit from the opportunity to discuss the text, perhaps in 'Koine Greek Texts' or 'Other Greek Texts'. I am thinking of 1) the papyri, there are some suitable ones I think in Milligan's Selections from the Greek Papyri 2) Shepherd of Hermas; 3) Aesop's Fables. Just one papyrus - a letter home, say, or a marriage contract; or one fable; or, I guess half a chapter of ὁ Ποιμήν, to begin with. What do you think?
The links that appear under the Aesop thread look interesting to me and I think Jonathan is right; Louis' collection looks like a great place to start.