Who was Herodotus?
Herodotus was born in about 485 B.C. in the Greek city of Halicarnassus and died in around 425 B.C. Herodotus was a writer and a historian who is a considered to be the creator of history as a study, "The Father of History" - that's how he was called by the Roman writer Cicero in his great work "The Histories". Some people criticized Herodotus and said he was "The Father of Lies": they thought history was just a set of tall tales. Anyway, Herodotus was the first one to collect historical facts in a systematical sequence and arrange them into a historiography.