In 387 BC, the Gauls invaded Italy, inflicted a crushing defeat on the Roman Republican army, and sacked Rome.

After this defeat, the Romans undertook a comprehensive reform of their army and changed the basic tactical formation from the Greek-style phalanx armed with the hasta spear and the clipeus round shield to a more flexible three-line formation.

The Hastati stood in the first line, the Principes in the second line and the Triarii at the third line.

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A javelin is a light spear designed primarily to be thrown, historically as a ranged weapon, but today predominantly for sport.

The javelin is almost always thrown by hand, unlike the bow and arrow and slingshot, which shoot projectiles from a mechanism.

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They also carried a curved sword, a club or a hatchet as a side-arm.

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