Juan Coderch con Don Camillo and Sherlock Holmes in Classical Greek
Don Camillo and Sherlock Holmes in Classical Greek is a translation written from a Spanish professor in Ancient Greek for the whole world. The writer, prompt from his admiration for the two authors, Giovanni Guareschi and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, paid his respect to them by translating their work into Ancient Greek. The first story, from Don Camillo, "The procession," gives us a good introduction on how these two characters relate to each other and how they solve conflicts between them; maybe it's not one of those so funny ones, but it is useful to introduce both characters and their interaction and the atmosphere dominating in the village. The second story is about the Sherlock Holmes case "The Case Of The Three Students." The plot of this case deals with such a theme as to make it the best choice to translate into Classical Greek: three Classics students must take an exam for a substantial scholarship. The first exam consists of "a large passage of Greek translation which the candidate has not seen," and the tutor adds later that "the exercise consists of half a chapter of Thucydides." So, the usual "unseen" exam, something very well known (and hated maybe?) by our beloved students. But the day before the exam the tutor finds out that somebody has been in his office while he was absent and has tried to make a copy of the exam proofs. Sherlock Holmes must find out who of the three students is trying to cheat.