A Nazified Troy

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Experiment was carried out between the application of AI (ChatGPT) and human interaction

This experiment was carried out between the application of AI (ChatGPT) and human interaction: in addition to choosing the topic (title), some considerations are human (not just the review). Our initial assessment indicated that something more creative could be expected from AI, but we highlight that the conclusion is interesting. Furthermore, it differs little from a student summary[I].

The theme, instigating in itself, remains open to future, more original and interactive considerations in the 21st century. After all, as we know, Homer's Iliad is the first historical record about the State of Siege – one of the post-modern political fads. Although there may have been other occurrences in the ancient world, Homer's classic interpretation remains the inaugural[ii]. It is also important to highlight that this is a State of Siege imposed from the outside in, contrary to current constitutional provisions.[iii]: when the State closes itself and, thus, confines society, restricting civil rights, political rights and many other fundamental rights, such as the enjoyment of the democratic process.

As an example of the current situation of this instigation we offer (AI responding to humans), we have Bolivia involved in an attempted military coup (26/06/2024) and which, if it were considered a victory, would most likely result in a State of Siege[iv]. A reference very close to us, in Brazil, including due to the processes still underway, takes us back to January 8, 2023.

Canto I: The Rage of Achilles

At the top of Mount Olympus, the gods argued heatedly about the destinies of men. Zeus, the father of gods and men, looked at the Earth with disdain, while Athena, the goddess of wisdom, planned her strategies.

Meanwhile, in Troy, King Priam ruled firmly, protected by his impenetrable walls. On the other side, the Achaeans, led by Agamemnon and his brave warrior, Achilles, cried out for revenge and glory.

But Achilles, the greatest warrior among the Achaeans, was enraged. Agamemnon, the greedy leader, had taken his concubine, Briseis, from him. While his companions prepared for battle, Achilles withdrew, furious and determined to show his power.

Canto II: The Council of the Gods

On Mount Olympus, the gods decided to intervene in the affairs of men. Zeus, with his stern countenance, pondered how to shape the destinies of the heroes. Athena, with her cunning, inspired the hearts of warriors, while Ares, the god of war, eagerly awaited the shedding of blood.

Canto III: Duel for Honor

In Troy, Paris, the fearless prince, challenged Menelaus, king of Sparta, to a duel. Both faced each other with sharp spears, while the armies watched, thirsty for blood and glory. The battle was intense, but was interrupted by the gods, who feared the escalation of the conflict.

Canto IV: Hector's Advice

On Troy's side, Hector, the brave Trojan prince, gathered his commanders to plan the city's defense. He knew that the Achaeans were powerful and determined, but he trusted in the protection of the gods and the courage of his soldiers.

Meanwhile, the Achaeans met in council. Agamemnon, the proud leader, sought ways to overcome the walls of Troy, while Achilles, still furious at injustices, refused to return to battle.

Canto V: The Fury of Achilles

Achilles, consumed by rage, finally decided to return to the fight. He put on his shining armor, made by the gods, and marched with the Achaeans to the battlefield. His presence inspired fear in the hearts of the Trojans, who recognized his immense power.

In a frenzy of fury, Achilles charged across the battlefield, cutting through the enemy ranks like a god of war. No Trojan could stop him, and his screams echoed across the bloodied fields of Troy.

Canto VI: The Plot of the Gods

On Mount Olympus, the gods watched the conflict unfold with interest. Athena, supporting the Achaeans, helped Achilles in his quest for revenge. Meanwhile, Aphrodite, protector of the Trojans, tried to protect her people from Achilles' devastating blows.

Zeus, the father of the gods, maintained the fragile balance between divine interests, while the lesser gods took sides according to their personal inclinations. The battle on the fields of Troy reflected the intrigues and rivalries between the Olympian gods.

Canto VII: The Fate of Hector

The battle intensified, and Hector, the valiant prince of Troy, faced Achilles in an epic combat. Both warriors fought with ferocity and skill, each determined to prove their strength to the other and to the gods watching from above.

But in the end, Achilles, with his divine armor and his relentless fury, prevailed. He defeated Hector with a deadly blow, sealing Troy's fate and casting a shadow over the proud city.

Epilogue: The Glory of the Winners

With Hector's death, Troy fell to the Achaeans, who sacked the city and took its riches home. Achilles, the immortalized hero, received honors and rewards despite his controversial choices and indomitable temper.

The Olympian gods watched the denouement with satisfaction and disdain, knowing that the destinies of men were shaped by their capricious wills. The Trojan War was over, but conflicts between gods and mortals would continue to shape the world forever.

End of the Iliad Rewritten by the Current Far Right

(AI Conclusion): This reinterpretation of the Iliad reflects a narrative focused on power, revenge and decisive action, in line with the contemporary values ​​and perspectives of the global political far right.

*Vinicio Carrilho Martinez He is a professor at the Department of Education at UFSCar. Author, among other books, of Bolsonarism. Some Political-Legal and Psychosocial Aspects (APGIQ). [https://amzn.to/4aBmwH6]

*Lucas Gama holds a PhD from the Postgraduate Program in Chemical Engineering at UFSCar.


HOMER. Iliad. Lisbon: Cotovia, 2007.


[I] With a score of six, in benevolence, because it did not answer the central question.

[ii] It is obvious that, politically, Homer's Iliad portrays the attempt at institutional expansion through “territorial annexation”, as well as through the conquest of a very relevant position from an economic, commercial and transactional point of view.

[iii] You can consult article 137 et seq. of the 1988 Federal Constitution.

[iv] To the loser, the penalty imposed is no less than the equivalent of a crime against democracy, against the country: https://noticias.uol.com.br/internacional/ultimas-noticias/2024/06/26/investigacao-zuniga-bolivia.htm. Accessed on 26/06/2024.

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