Profile Bust of Herodotus
Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC–c. 425 BC) and is regarded as the “Father of History” in Western culture. He was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.
P. V. N. Myers A General History for Colleges and High Schools (Boston, MA: Ginn & Company, 1896)