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

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