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

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