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

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