Hannibal Barca, leader of the army of Carthage (Tunisia) meets with Roman General Scipio Africanus to seek terms ending the Second Punic War. Negotiations fail, and Hannibal will attack the Romans with infantry mounted on North African elephants. The Romans will be intimidated, but learn that trumpet blasts confuse the elephants. Hannibal will be defeated after a difficult Battle of Zama. Scipio will not destroy Carthage, as is customary, but will allow the city to remain, with Hannibal as a civic leader.