Famous for their extensive travels around the Known World, this time Asterix and Obelix are going to meet the people of the Italian peninsula: the Italics! To Obelix's delight, the inhabitants of Ancient Italy are not all Romans! Far from it! The Italics want to keep their independence and take a dim view of Julius Caesar and his Legions' plans for total domination. In Asterix and the Chariot Race, Asterix and Obelix embark upon a great adventure in the extraordinary world of Ancient Italy!