RandallButh wrote:AT TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae [why a universal Greek project would write its title in Latin is symptomatic of deeper problems, related to people who would refer to the Greek NT as "Novum Testamentum Graece". go figure.])
you can search for all authors 2 BCE to 3 CE. But you will get far too many hits to be useful. Every scrap about everything will be listed.
The answer to your question should probably be limited to appropriate texts for someone who would be asking the question.
Epictetos, a stoic 1st century philosopher
Josepos, 1st century Jewish historian
Apostolic Fathers, 2nd century Christian writings
Plutarchos, 1-2 century historian and essayist
Chariton, Callirhoe, a first century romance novel
Apollodoros, The Library, 1-2 century survey of Greek mythology
Aisopos, collection of fables, (while basically written in Attic dialect, they were widely used for teaching at all periods)
That will keep you busy
Many other authors can supplement the above as you wish:
Philo, 1st CE Jewish philosopher
Dio Chrysostum, 1st century Greek essayist
Pausanios, 2nd century travel guide
Lucian, 2-3 century satirist and virtuoso author
Philostratos, late 2nd CE, Life of Apollonios of Tyana (1st century Greek miracle worker/philosopher)
Galen, 2-3 CE, prolific medical writer, great for vocabulary
Oribasios, 4 CE, medical writer, great for vocabulary
Greek Anthology, collection of Greek poetry by many authors, including quite a few 1st century, on various subjects, serious and frivolous.
Life of Alexander
Life of Aisopos
Again, the list could go on and on
Jesse Goulet wrote:My next related question is: what kind of lexicons for non-biblical Greek literature is out there? I only know of New Testament (and early church literature--BDAG) lexica, and even then I don't know of even Septuagint lexica either.
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