King Arthur (2)

2014/04/09

They met and held feasts and discussions at the famous Round Table.
Therefore, they were known as the Knights of the Round Table.

The number of such knights is not clear; anywhere from 12 to over 100 are mentioned.

These knights went on adventurous journeys in which they fought against dragons, giants and evil knights.  In these quests, they always tried to exhibit chivalry, a code of honor.

The most famous knights were Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Tristram, and others.

Arthurs' Queen was the beautiful and gentle Guinevere, who in some tales fell in love with Lancelot, and ran away with him, a destructive act which contributed to the downfall of Camelot.                                   (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語 その62
held feasts                     祝宴を催した
therefore                       それ故に
known as 〜                     〜として知られる
anywhere from 12 to over 100    大体12から100を越える位
went on adventurous journeys    冒険に満ちた旅を続けた
quest                           探究の旅
exhibit chivalry                騎士道を示す
fell in love with 〜       〜と恋に落ちた
destructive act                 破滅的な行い
contributed to the downfall     衰退の一因となった

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