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

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