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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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.
In both cases an erudite Roman reader would surely have realized that the poet was operating in Greek mode.
Glosses written by famous authors such as Johannes Scotus Erigena and Remigius of Auxerre did not reflect the ancient Greek modes accurately, but were "consonant with a different kind of modal relationship" (p.