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

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