This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
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...
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