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

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