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

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