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

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