Was Herodotus just a non fiction writer that used brief facts to claim it as history

Majority of the writings within his books are highly exaggerated, so was rhis just for the audiences that he was targetting or are they just stories made up by an old me with a gift of writing.

  • what gift...? , as Gore Vidal said in Creation as dry as a fence post, and were it about anyone but Greeks, would be on the shelf with Mein Kampf. Now no fooling Livy as Tacitus said, thats the shit... – Antonius865 7 years ago

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