01/30/2020 (Thu) 19:32:36
Legionnaires were using short sword though. Which allowed their formations more flexible compared to hoplite formations.
Though most of the time they werent dealing with cavalry charge and stirrup wasnt much used, so for infantry sword was equally good option during that time. One of the exceptions was when they were dealing with parthians.
What I said above was for spears vs swords (both without shields)