"in Smyrna for the fig harvest"

Smyrna is an ancient Greek city near Izmir, on the western coast of Turkey. It actually consists of two sites dating from different periods: Old Smyrna, an Aeolian settlement dating back to the 11th century BCE, and a newer city dating from about the time of Alexander the Great, in the 4th century BCE and largely destroyed by an earthquake in the 2nd century AD.

Public DomainSmyrna - Credit: Georges Jansoone

The photo above shows the agora, or public assembly place, of Smyrna today, with columns along the western stoa (a covered walkway or portico) at the rear.

It is anachronistic for the narrative to say Milo is in Smyrna on business, since the city consists largely of archaeological digs.