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Through out Arthurian legend the Round Table ha symbolized Arthurs dream for equality and continuous brotherhood of his people in the utopia of Camelot The sphere shape of the historical round table represents what Arthur was trying to accomplish for the people that saw his as an almost Christ like figure thought his reign Arthurs city was built around the round table and was seen as an example of how to live He saw this as perfection The thirteen knights that sat around it were only the most chivalrous of all knights and were a perfect role model of what the Arthur was tiring to represent with the Round Table In turn this perfect society was established around the ideals of a table The origin of the Round table can be dated back to 1155 where the first reference to the round table was written Robert Wace translated it from Latin to French Geoffrey 123 The Round Table was originally owned by King Uther Arthurs father and kept in his principle city of Cardoell Camelot Project 1 Little is known of the whereabouts of the round table after that until Uthers son Arthur now king of England wedded Lady Gweniviere When Arthur married Gweneviere her father presented him with a round table that had once belonged to Uther Geoffrey 32 It is not known if Arthur had plans for the table at this time but it plays a big part in his legendary status It is disputed how many people the round table has seated throughout the years it was utilized The majority of sources agree on 150 as in Mallorys story When Arthur established the city of Camelot that was thought of as a perfect society and the round table was a part of this perfect society The kings court was called the Knights of the Round Table and they were considered the
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