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

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