Literary Couples

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Can you name the medieval (and earlier) romantic partners of the people named below?

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

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