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The Greek Doric is the oldest, simplest and sturdiest of the five Classical Orders.

Distinguishing characteristics of the Doric Order are that it has no base or plinth and that it is thicker than an Ionic or a Corinthian column of the same height. The Doric has shallow flutes and an entasis, which is a flat curve on the tapering shaft.

The columns of the Parthenon, the most famous temple on the Acropolis in Athens, are of the Doric Order.
Greek Doric Diagram

Comparative Doric Orders

The Five Orders

Tuscan Order
Doric Order
Ionic Order
Corinthian Order
Composite Order