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The Five Orders of Classical Architecture

The public buildings of the ancient Greeks and Romans were almost all designed using the five orders of architecture. The orders were initially developed by the Greeks. The Greeks built few public buildings other than temples, and the basic form of a Greek temple, the main sanctuary or "Naos" surrounded on all four sides by a columned portico, is well-known to most people. The columns of the portico would all be of the same design, and would conform to one of three basic types, the Doric , the Ionic and the Corinthian. The Romans, in their temples and other public buildings, used all three of the Greek orders, together with two others of their own devising, the Tuscan and the Composite Orders.

The Doric Order

The oldest and simplest of the three orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by heavy, fluted columns with plain saucer-shaped capitals and no base.

Developed on the mainland among the Dorian people and was the most common style in Greece from the 7C onwards. The columns, which had twenty flutes rested directly on the stylobate without bases; the capitals were plain. The entablature consisted of three parts, one above the other: the architrave, the frieze and the cornice.

Reason for using the name Doric Capital Corp.

A Doric Capital has a high architectural vantage point. The capital is the contact point between the column and the roof that provides shelter. From an investment management perspective we see merit in having a vantage point which gives us a broad perspective of market trends, supports a structure that provides shelter from volatile markets and incorporates a process that goes back to basics and can be kept simple.