Literary Couples

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

Featured May 21, 2010

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

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