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While the ancient greeks had some similar approaches

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foundations of classical music rest in ancient Greece. While the ancient Greeks had some similar approaches to music as other ancient societies, they also approached in it new and innovative ways . Like many other ancient societies, the Greeks believed that music came from the gods, particularly the god Apollo. They also believed that music could influence the thoughts and behaviours of humans. However, the ancient Greeks also took a different angle on music, influenced by the culture's emphasis on science and mathematics . The ancient Greeks had a strong interest in studying and explaining the world around them. They looked for patterns and then developed formulas to try to describe those patterns. Some of their discoveries are still used in science and mathematics today, including concepts such as Pythagoras' theorem on the sides of a right triangle. Not surprisingly, the ancient Greeks turned their interest in systematically studying the world to systematically studying music. Pythagoras also studied music, particularly the relationships between music intervals. Aristotle, the famous philosopher, took Pythagoras' findings and laid some of the foundations of music theory. He argued that the differences in music, whether in the melody or rhythm, have different effects on us and that music should be included in the education of the young because of its effects and importance.
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From various descriptions of the music of ancient Greeks, it appears that the music was
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