The Corinthian order is the last developed o the three principal clessical orders o auncient Greek an Roman airchitectur. The ither twa are the Doric order which wis the earliest, follaed bi the Ionic order. When clessical airchitectur wis revived during the Renaissance, twa mair orders war addit tae the canon, the Tuscan order an the Composite order. The Corinthian, wi its offshuit the Composite, is the maist ornate o the orders, chairacterised bi slender flutit columns an elaborate caipitals decoratit wi acanthus leaves an scrolls. Thare are mony variations.