The C.O. Guide to Ancient Architecture

Although the doric column remains one of the most enduring elements of classical architecture, there was a brief interest in the snoric column, which was modeled upon a lazy cat.

Via SamFa.



  1. A.k.a. a catyatid?

  2. fleurdamour says:

    Let’s not forget meownic and purrinthian.

  3. sabrina rose says:

    Kitty’s also making sure the carving stays defined by rubbing his jaws along the edges.

  4. Her jaws!

  5. Alice Shortcake says:

    A relative of Catlas?

  6. 260Oakley says:

    Here we see an image of a guest visiting the ancient feline beauty salon known as The Cata-combs.

  7. SlaveToCat says:

    Gladiator Catavian preparing for battle in the Colosseum by sharpening the pointy bits.

  8. SlaveToCat says:

    2 paws up

  9. emmberrann says:

    The pointy bits don’t seem to be in contact with The sharpening apparatus, hmm?

  10. Oak, how do you come up with these? Sometimes it takes meowers to think of a good pun.

  11. Coffee Cup says:

    What a slouch.

  12. Groan! Applaud! Groan!

  13. Tineeus Torteecus!

  14. HEhhhehehe T.U.M.

  15. My Column.

  16. AWW 😀 Who, besides me, wants to give this dear sweet kitty a loving forever home if she does not have one already? 😀

  17. lisaLASSIE says:

    And worth the time for a prize like this.

  18. Obviously an ar-cat-tec.

  19. Clairedelune says:

    Splendid!! Deafening Applause! Give JME today’s crown of laurel.

  20. Clairedelune says:

    Oh my, TWO crowns of laurels are needed today!

  21. Clairedelune says:

    That’s it, I am now catatonic from a surfeit of master puns. Tell Cato, the master of ceremonies, to take out THREE trophies. I’m going to Catalina Island for a catnap.

  22. Clairedelune says:

    OUCH. 😀

  23. Clairedelune says:

    ME TOO!! Of course, I also wish I could give a home to the entire cat population of the Colosseum, numbering about one thousand or so….

  24. I’m afraid those pantaloons are not period-accurate, and this is in fact a 17th-century replica.

  25. fleurdamour says:

    Of classical anti-catty.


  27. Clairedelune says:

    But I LOVE those pantaloons!!! Such snorgable floofiness.