Edward Fox and Peter O'Toole star in this thrilling movie. The Emperor of Rome is so obsessed with a young Catherine of Alexandria that he slaughters her family and takes her captive. A friend of hers, Constantius, seeks to discover what happened to her.
He joins the Roman troops hoping to find answers but quickly ascends as their leader in the Western region. When he finds out that it was the Emperor, a rebellion begins to brew.