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

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