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

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