The General, Belisarius, has just returned home after a great victory. However, his celebration is ended quickly after he is falsely accused by his wife of murdering their son. Belisarius is then imprisoned as a traitor to the Byzantine Empire and blinded. After Belisarius is finally freed, he proceeds to save the Empire from attack by his friend and supporter Alamiro. In the end, Belisarius is killed by an arrow but has been exonerated from blame as either traitor or killer of his son.