ROME, 201 BCE. With his conquest of Carthaginian empire, Scipio Africanus has become the most powerful man in Rome. Embracing his newfound political power, Scipio works to engineer a new line of Roman leaders, savoring the prospect of a peaceful retirement.But Scipio's respite is fleeting, as enemies assault him from within and without. The Gauls invade northern Italia, led by the vengeful Carthaginian Hamilcar. Philip V of Macedonia leads his invincible phalanxes into Greece, his eyes fixed on Rome. Antiochus III of Syria musters the largest army in the world, determined to conquer civilization. Flaccus and Cato, Scipio's senatorial nemeses, set out to destroy him and his family.Scipio Rules is a tale of diplomacy vs. conquest, innovation vs. traditionalism, ruthlessness vs. mercy, familial loyalty vs. friendship, and fulfilling obligations vs. following dreams. Follow Scipio, Laelius, and Amelia as the three childhood friends seek to defend Rome from its enemies within and without, building uneasy alliances with Hannibal the Great and Masinissa of Numidia. Based on the events of the Roman Republican era.