A nymph of the Appian well, which was situated not far from the temple of Venus Genitrix in the Forum of Julius Caesar. It was surrounded by statues of nymphs, who were called Appiades. Cicero1 flatters Appius Pulcher by applying the name Appias to a statue of Minerva.

In modern times, statues of nymphs have been found on the spot where the Appian well existed in ancient times, and they are considered to be statues of the Appiades.



  1. Cicero. Letters to his Friends iii, 1.
  2. Visconti, in Museo Pio-Clementino, i, p. 216 (ed. Mediolan).


  • Ovid. Remedia Amoris, 659; Ars Amatoria i, 81; iii, 451.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.