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

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