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Ancient Roman Corinthian
The third Order of Architecture developed by the Greeks and appearing
in the Fifth century was the Corinthian style. It was not used often by the
Greeks but was modified and used extensively by the Romans. A
wonderful example of Roman Corinthian architecture is Pantheon in
Corinthian columns consists of 24 Ionic flutes with an attic base that is
traditionally ten diameters to the height of the column, including capital
Roman Corinthian capitals feature a profusion of carved acanthus leaves
[a thistle plant found in the Mediterranean area] and a more detailed
version of the Ionic downward volute scroll of an animal horn at the top.
The large inverted cup shape is distinctive in appearance and style.