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

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