Definition – The most ornate and of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture (with Doric and Ionic) characterized by a slender fluted column with an ornate capital decorated with leaf designs.
Features of a Corinthian Column:
Capital decorated with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and flowers
Ornaments on the capital flare outwards
Facts About Corinthian Columns:
Invented in the 5th century BC
Named after Corinth, a city in Greece
Rarely used in Greece, but common in Rome