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

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