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

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