Its the year 56 B.C. The Roman Republic is torn by civil war. The historic three-man council (the first Triumvirate between Caesar, Pompeius and Crassus) could not be renewed, and a bitter power struggle broke out between the three rivals. Now they are trying to eliminate each other to gain supremacy over the empire. They draw supplies from provinces they control, move about with their legions, and try to persuade the Senate and the people of Rome to lend support to their claims. But in order to gain power, they also have to exhibit skill in politics as well as in military strategy. Different paths lead to the ultimate goal, and even when there is occasionally co-operation, in the end only one can win. May Jupiter smile on you!