Robert Burton - This educated and multi-lingual person bases his works on great philosophers.
Rhasis the Arabian - This highly respectable physician/psychologist and theorist in psychology is known for his contributions to the knowledge of the melancholic disorders.
William Gass - This person was a scholar who offers clarity to readers on the context for the treatise.
Aristotle - This natural philosopher is the father of the modern sciences who made advances in the cures for maladies.
Democritus Junior - Accused of trying to dominate his predecessors, this person made great strides on thoughts on melancholy.
King Persius - This person is used as an example to show the effects of poverty and want on melancholy.
Hercules - This person is used as an example of how emotional losses can cause melancholy.
Claudia Valesia - This person is used as an example of grief caused by...
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