In 814 BC, the exiled Phoenician queen Dido founds the city of Carthage on the African Coast. The city develops and takes the lead of a real maritime empire based on trade. Carthage dominates the Western Mediterranean at that time. But in the third century BC, she finds herself opposed to the Roman Republic, which has just achieved the conquest of Italy. Between the two ambitious cities, the confrontation is unavoidable. Led by the General Hannibal, Carthage will inflict dreadful defeats on Romans and lead Rome on the verge of ruin.