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

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