Greek mode

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Noun1.Greek mode - any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece
musical mode, mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
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But, since we are in a Greek mode, I should guard against hubris, the temptation to overreach myself.
The movement of Christianity into a Greek mode led to the great doctrinal disputes of the early Church, all of which took place in the East.
He wrote of Moses, in a Greek mode echoing Plato's, and viewed Hellenism with the eye of a believing Jew.
In both cases an erudite Roman reader would surely have realized that the poet was operating in Greek mode. We can point to a specific model for 2.31.6 in Callimachus, hymn 2.24 [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]--not an idle reminiscence,(28) since the punishment of Niobe illustrates the power of Apollo and was depicted on the doors of the Palatine temple (Prop.