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

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