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566. Distinguish the difference between Ionic, Corinthian and Doric

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Completed for the first time in Art Class, 1986

I remember learning this and answering exam questions, so I knew it by heart at one point.

For my own memory: Ionic, Corinthian, and Doric are three styles of columns found in Greek architecture.

Doric are the simplest ones, being topped off by a simple cap. Doric columns were used in the Parthenon.

Ionic have a simple scroll style in their caps. This style was used for the Temple of Athena.

Corinthian are ornate and complex. They have a floral or leaf pattern around the caps. This was actually used more by Roman architects than Greeks.

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