The Corinthian order was one of the five orders of Greek and Roman architecture, although it was seldom used in Greek architecture. The other two orders were the Doric and the Ionic.

The Corinthian column was much like columns of the Doric order, but instead of the flat capital of the Doric order, Corinthian columns usually had an elaborate design of leaves sculpted into the capital.

Corinthian architecture usually has sloped roofs, and long, thin pillars.