Name the two mules that Somax took on the journey.
Name the epic poem and poet that Ransom is based on. Which book does the story centre around?
What are the qualities of an archetypal Ancient Greek hero?
List all the main characters in Ransom and their relationships to one another.
How many parts is Ransom divided into?
Which narrative voice does Malouf use in each part?
What is Achilles thinking about at the shore of the sea?
Why is such a life ‘death to the warrior spirit’?
Describe the friendship between Achilles and Patroclus with two quotes
Why are his Myrmidons disturbed by Achilles’ behaviour? What is driving this behaviour?
What was your impression of the novel’s opening?
Whose narrative voice was used and why?
Describe Troy, using specific quotations