Greek mode

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any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece

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His argument purports to show how various sizes of these "equidistant intervals" match the qualities of the ancient Greek modes, as given in Plato's famous characterizations.
Hillman dreams that today's church can replicate the feat of the first century church, when Jewish Christianity accommodated itself to Greek modes of thought.