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a fountain in front of the temple of Venus Genetrix in the forum Iulium. In two passages (Ars Am. i. 82; Rem. Am. 660) Ovid speaks of one Appias, and in one passage (Ars Am. iii. 452) of Appiades, whence it is to be inferred that several statues of Appias, probably a water nymph, surrounded the fountain. Pliny (NH xxxvi. 33) states that Asinius Pollio had a statue of the Appiades by Stephanus, and this may have been a copy of that in the forum Iulium. The name has not yet been explained, as the aqua Appia did not extend to this part of the city (RE ii. 237-8; Jord. i. 2. 440).

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