Doric order

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The Doric order o the Parthenon. Triglyphs merked "a", metopes "b", guttae "c".

The Doric order wis ane o the three orders o auncient Greek an later Roman airchitectur; the ither twa canonical orders war the Ionic an the Corinthian. The Doric is maist easily recognised bi the simple circular caipitals at the tap o columns. It wis the earliest an in its essence the simplest o the orders, tho still wi complex details in the entablatur abuin.