Paul Cantor's worthwhile lectures on Shakespeare's political plays have made good dinner-prep listening for me for the past month or so. But they raised a complicated contemporary question in my mind. According to Cantor (to whom, apologies, since I grossly simplify), the republican regime in Rome was characterized by thumos (see Coriolanus) and the imperial regime by eros (see Antony and Cleopatra).
Thus, the background. So, my question:
Thinking back to the Platonic understanding of these terms, is Trump more chracterized by thumos or by eros?