Aeschylus, the great playwright, fought at Marathon (and probably Salamis). Although he is honored 2500 years later for his literary talents, there is no mention of them on his tombstone, which reads:
"Aeschylus, the Athenian, Euphorion's son, is dead. This tomb in Gela's cornlands covers him. His glorious valour the hallowed field of Marathon could tell, and the longhaired Persians had knowledge of it."
Personally, I wouldn't have messed with the guy.
Also, isn't corn from the Western Hemisphere? What crop were they referring to?