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

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