I checked in your Gilgamesh Q's (read instructions, I know it is a pain, but...)
A not-quite illuminating class discussion on Gilgamesh
HW- read chapter 3 (lost it? It is in this pdf file right here!)
Tomorrow: Vocabulary test on 14-26 in the Gilgamesh Vocab
barque = a ship with three masts
batten = means to fasten down, or wooden boards used to fasten down stuff on the deck of a boat.
wattle = a fence made of branches and wood - not well made
haematite = a mineral, usually spelled hematite