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

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