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Table of Greek Architectural Order (Styles) Characteristic Doric Ionic Corinthian Stylobate (floor on which column rests) No unique characteristicsNo unique characteristicsNo unique characteristicsColumn (Base, shaft, capital)Comprised of base, shaft and capitalComprised of base, shaft and capitalComprised of base, shaft and capital BaseNo basePlain or decoratedPlain or decorated ShaftPlain or fluted; wide diameter appears “heavy;” and tapers (i.e., narrows slightly) upward from the stylobatePlain or fluted; narrow delicate without taperPlain or fluted; narrow delicate without taper CapitalUndecorated (donut shape)Volute (scrolls)Acanthus leaves or Acanthus leaves and voluteEntablature (from capital to top of roof)Comprised of architrave, frieze and cornice Comprised of architrave, frieze and corniceComprised of architrave, frieze and cornice Architrave (horizontal band/register above capital)Undecorated to provide visual break between column below and fr...