The Roman Army would march up to 20 miles a day. They would be heavily laden with weapons, armour and rations
The Gladius (Sword)
This was a short sword no more than 50cm (14in) long and used for stabbing and slashing your enemy. It was much more effective in hand to hand combat than a longer weapon.
The Pilum (Javelin)
This was a 2m (6ft 7in) long spear used by Legionnaires. It was thrown and could puncture through a shield. It could not be removed from the shield for the enemy to throw back.
The Pugio (Dagger)
Roman Legionnaires used this as a sidearm and it was attached to their waist.
The Hasta (Spear)
This was a similar length to the Pilum and had an Iron head and a shaft made of ash.
The Plumbata (Weighted Throwing Dart)
These were individual throwing darts consisting of a long metal shaft with an arrowhead at the end.
This was oval in shape or sometimes oblong, made of wood and was hung over the shoulder while marching.