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Doric order

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The Doric Order - Ancient Greek Architecture

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The Glossary of the Mutulary Doric Order

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The Glossary of the Denticulated Doric Order

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Greek Columns - Corinthian, Ionic, Doric. Commentary

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Doric order Meaning

The Doric order was one of the three orders of ancient Greek and later Roman architecture; the other two canonical orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian. The Doric is most easily recognized by the simple circular capitals at the top of columns. It was the earliest and in its essence the simplest of the orders, though still with complex details in the entablature above.