Literary Couples

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Can you name the medieval (and earlier) romantic partners of the people named below?

Featured May 21, 2010

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

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