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

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