), called by Vitruvius adiectio.
An architectural term applied to the swelling in a column from the lower end
to a certain point, after which a diminution takes place to the hypotrachelium
, which forms part of the capital. In some ancient columns, as at Assos,
the entasis is much exaggerated; in others, as at Corinth, it is entirely absent.
Entasis. (From Doric Columns at Paestum.)
Examples of the absence and presence of entasis are represented in the illustration: from
the great temple at Paestum (to left), from a later building in the same city (to right).