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The Doric style is sturdy with a plain top (capital). This style was used in mainland Greece and the colonies in southern Italy and Sicily. [MH] {AP}
The entire structure is built of stone blocks fitted together without mortar. They had to be shaped with extreme precision to achieve smooth joints. Where necessary, they were fastened together by means of metal dowels or clamps. Columns, with very rare exceptions, are composed of sections, called drums. The roof consisted of terracotta tiles supported by wooden rafters, and wooden beams were used for the ceiling, so that the threat of fire was constant. [RA] {HI}

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