Whilst Emperor Nero plays with his new water organ and a cross dressing eunuch, his wily secretary Epaphroditus manages the governance issues. However, times are changing.
Praetorian Prefect Nymphidius Sabinus, a man so straight he'd make a decent spirit level, is disgusted by the moral degeneracy of Nero's court. Motivated by the traditional Roman values of valour and nobility and with a stack of mother issues to rival Nero's, Sabinus is determined to remove the Emperor from a throne he does not deserve.
Blinded by his own righteousness Sabinus is ignorant of what he has unleashed - The Year of the Four Emperors!