A while back Barry asked for suggestions re his intermediate/nearly advanced student and what he might get the student to read next.
Any suggestions? I'm thinking maybe a bit of Xenophon?
It's been a while since you posted that, Barry, and I'm wondering if you had had any further ideas?
Just to throw in a few suggestions... How about some Epictetus, which is not too hard, is close to NT chronologically, and the chapters are comparatively short? Another text that came to mind, mainly because I read it comparatively recently, is Lysias 12, Against Eratosthenes. Con Campbell used sections 4-21 as one of the texts examined for his Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative
, which was the immediate prompt for my own reading; so it could be used, aside from its own intrinsic interest, to consider aspectual theory. But the other suggestion which I'd make for your consideration is that you introduce your student to the papyri. They're fascinating, there are plenty of short documents - which means as teacher you can tackle few or many according to the student's progress without that frustration of either rushing a longer text or simply having to leave out sections, and they're linguistically significant. There's now a large amount readily available on the Net, too, which may help. I think students benefit from an awareness of the papyri, and they make for very interesting reading.