Originally Posted by andrew242526
I think that the Greeks had a more organised army, even the Roman general Arrian who wrote a book about Alexander acknowledged that had Rome confronted such an organised army Rome would have been defeated swiftly. I think the years of fueds between all cities of greece had a great toll and price to pay on population not even touching the subject of plagues in witch decimated Athens as a naval power in the mediterranean. If i had to choose between the to i would say sparta had a better army.
Andrew....nice points above and I also agree. I believe you've done your homework. My point was from a man to man perspective, taking the Spartan Warrior who is most probably the finest warrior to ever have fought, you take the same number of romans (say 100 to 100), and the romans would not last for more that 1 hour. And I an Not saying the romans were not fine soldiers they were brilliant. But if you had to classify one as the best...the Spartans win hands down. They are the bench mark and have been classified that from many different cultures including the romans themselves.....