My girlfriend explains how Uruk was the first and greatest city in the world, back when cities were first invented.

She says that villages had existed before Uruk, but the invention of writing let one king control an increasingly complex empire. Uruk was the first modern city, and the period when villages first grew into cities (4000-3200 BC) is known as the Uruk expansion. At the height of Uruk's power, around 2500 BC, its greatest ever king, and its most feared, was Gilgamesh

Should I ask her about Gilgamesh? Or ask why people feared him? Or jump ahead to where the story really begins? Or do something else?