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Can you name the medieval (and earlier) romantic partners of the people named below?

Updated Sep 24, 2012

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One Half of CoupleOther HalfLiterary Source
EurydiceVergil et al.
MedeaEuripides et al.
BeatriceLa Divina Comedia
BrynhildrThe Völsungasaga
AeneasVergil et al.
JimenaThe Mocedades de Rodrigo et al.
Empress TheodoraProcopius
EnidThe Mabinogion et al.
TroilusBoccaccio, Chaucer, et al.
CleopatraPlutarch et al.
Melanion (or Hippomenes)Hesiod et al.
King Shahryar1001 Arabian Nights
Sir GawainThe Weddynge of Syr Gawen and [the answer]
Queen GuinevereGeoffrey of Monmouth et al.
One Half of CoupleOther HalfLiterary Source
EmerThe Ulster Cycle
King Edward I LongshanksVarious records and correspondence
TristanSir Thomas Malory et al.
XanthippePlato et al.
CatullusPoems of Catullus
CynthiaPoems of [the answer]
ThisbeOvid
OdysseusHomer et al.
PetrarchIl Canzoniere
JacobBook of Genesis
AbelardLetters between the two lovers!
PatroclusHomer
HectorHomer et al.

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