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

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