This volume deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and as these reflect the civilization in which they develop, a historical narrative has been provided, beginning with the early Sumerian Age and concluding with the periods of the Persian and Grecian Empires. Over thirty centuries of human progress are thus passed under review........ This early works is a fascinating look at the subject and is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of any historian. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.