The ancient Greeks developed a system of orders which were known as columns. There were three different types of columns and each had they own special twist, both structurally and appearance wise. The three orders consisted of the Doric order, Ionic order and the Corinthian order. One shocking fact was that the Romans used the Corinthian columns more than the Greeks did and they were the one that came up with them. Each order could be found in many different parts of ancient Greece. The columns were put into use by creating ancient temples. Since Greek life was mainly focused around religion, their temples were very big and beautiful (“Ancient Greece” 1).
The Doric order were rather sturdy and the top of the column was very plain. The Doric order was mainly seen in the mainland of Greece and in colonies in Southern Italy and Sicily. The Ancient Greeks were not the only ones to use the Doric order. A very famous building, that the Doric order column was used to construct the Parthenon. The Parthenon is actually a temple to dedicate the Goddess Athena. The Parthenon was built around the 5th century B....
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