Jugurtha, the illegitimate son of Prince Mastanabal, is raised at the court of his uncle Micipsa, the king of Numidia. His two cousins, Hiempsal and Adherbal, are deeply jealous of the handsome and much-loved young man. When the will of their late father names Jugurtha as one of the joint heirs to the throne, alongside his cousins, they decide to end his life. After they fail in the attempt, Jugurtha decides that he would rather go and win his military stripes in Spain. He even manages to secure the favor of the all-powerful Roman Empire. But his cousins simply cannot see straight when it comes to their hated rival. Caught between the hostility at home and the political pressures abroad, what will the rebel prince do?