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Ancient Greek Architecture Ancient Greek architecture is one of the most defining aspects of their culture. The an- cient Greek’s architectural formula and style has been replicated even into modern times. One of the most prime examples of such is the Doric order. The Doric column is made with no base. Its shaft is typically treated with twenty flutes as it ends into a simple capital made up of amulets, a curved molding defined as the echinus, and a square shaped slab or abacus resting on the top. While others styles of order may have more parts, the Doric order has its capital rest completely on the entablature. The entablature is approximately one third of the column height. It consists of a plain architrave, a frieze ornamented with triglyphs between square spaces or metopes and a cornice. The cornice has extending blocks or mutules on its lower surface with a plain vertical corona above with a groups of crown moldings. As time passed, the Doric column became more slender and perfected. The entasis gradually became less sharp while the echinus was diminished

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