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

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