Pompeii, A.D. 79. Athenian nobleman Glaucus arrives in the bustling and gaudy Roman town and quickly falls in love with the beautiful Greek Ione. Ione's former guardian, the malevolent Egyptian sorcerer Arbaces, has designs on Ione and sets out to destroy their budding happiness. But will he succeed in his evil plot? Or, will the cataclysmic destruction of the city by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius be the end of all? And, what will happen to the love story of Glaucus and Ione? Read on!