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

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