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

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