His defection from the Epicurean school is almost unique.
A renewed defection, inspired apparently by aversion to the aristocratic government of the Walls Of Mantineia.
The expedition which followed produced negative successes, but the absence of any positive success and the pressure of financial difficulty, coupled with the defection of Jason (probably before 37 1), and the high-handed action of Thebes in destroying Plataea (373), induced Athens to renew the peace with Sparta which Timotheus had broken.
The defection of the English, however, did not induce Prince Eugene to abandon his favourite plan of invading France.
In 1876 Minghetti himself had fallen a victim to a similar defection of Conservative deputies.