The backbone of the Roman army that led to an empire that was unrivaled in terms of size and power. They were usually heavy infantry with armor and a shield modeled after the ancient Greeks. They were masters of the sword and spear combination going along with a shield. They were made up of the wealthiest soldiers that could afford to make the best weapons and armor. They were disciplined, well-armed, and had great strategy which lasted beyond their empire.
Roman Army - Brasseys History of Uniform
Ancient Rome Military History | ancient roman siege weapons: hebrustan
Ocrea. Five pairs of long greaves have been excavated from Pompeii, some of which are remarkably elaborate. This has led to conjecture that such equipment may have been worn only as parade armor in the procession (pompa) that preceded the games and not in the contests, themselves. The notion is supported by the fact that none of the pieces show the damage that would be expected in such an exchange.