689 The adjective κακοδαίμονες suggests that they are ill-fated losers, and contains both scorn and condescension. The verb μαίνεσθε suggests a kind of “madness,” connected by some with the word “diviner” ( μάντις; Plato, Phaedr. 244c-d). Where others lose control, the Judean remains rational; since neither side makes explicit reference to the gods, he cannot be accused of “impiety” or “atheism” (cf. 2.148, 236-70).