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

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