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

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