Literary Couples

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

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