The ancient Greeks were wonderful
architects. They invented three types of columns to support their
buildings. Each was beautiful. From a distance, each column
looked straight, no matter which of the three designs they used. But
up close, the columns might actually tilt a bit, or lean left or
right, to better support each building. The Greeks wanted things to be
beautiful, but they also wanted things to be strong.
Nearly every public building in ancient
Greece incorporated one or more of these three designs. Even in
ancient Sparta, these three column designs could be found all over
town. These designs are still used today. These designs have certainly
withstood the test of time.