Archaic Greeks were known for developing the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were constructed out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Younger, ideal male or female (kore) Greeks were the subject matter of most of the statues, or kouros figures. The kouroi, viewed as by the Greeks to represent beauty, had one foot stretched out of a strict forward-facing posture and the male figurines were always unclothed, with a strong, strong build. In 650 BC, life-size versions of the kouroi began to be seen. Throughout the Archaic period, a big time of changes, the Greeks were evolving new sorts of government, expressions of art, and a deeper comprehension of people and cultures outside Greece. The Arcadian conflicts, the Spartan penetration of Samos, click here for info and other wars between city-states are good examples of the types of battles that emerged frequently, which is consistent with other times of historical transformation.