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

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