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

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