TOURISTS: Fun on the Bosporus

TOURISTS Fun on the Bosporus

The Bosporus (meaning ox or cow ford) is a deep, narrow strait separating Europe and Asia, named in honor of an early swimmer: Io, daughter of the river god Inachos. Io, a looker, dallied with Zeus, who took the precaution—unavailable to other philandering husbands—of changing her into a heifer whenever his wife hove in sight. But Hera (Mrs. Zeus) was a shade too smart for him. One day she archly asked her husband to give her the heifer as a pet. To get out of the fix, poor Io galloped down over the plains of...

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