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

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