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

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