Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- When is the burden of the gods
lighter than air? Six stately young women stand like sentinels
on a marble parapet atop the Athenian Acropolis. They are gazing
at the Parthenon, the great temple of Athena that, even in its
present ruin, is one of the marvels of the world.
Casual and relaxed, the women balance a heavy stone roof on
their heads. It is a remarkable display of female power:
voluptuous curves combined with massive, muscular strength.