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Sometimes spelled Irus. Also known as Arnaeus. The real beggar of the
palace in Ithaka. He gets territorial when a new beggar (who we know to
be Odysseus in disguise) starts poking around his turf. Possibly one of
the most hilarious scenes in the Odyssey comes when Iros challenges
Odysseus to a fight, and the hero responds by ripping off his shirt and
terrifying his opponent.