University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

Sheramy Bundrick

Ph.D. (Emory University) Professor, Greek and Roman art, art of the ancient Mediterranean
Phone: 727.873.4062

Sheramy Bundrick specializes in the art of ancient Greece, especially Athenian vase painting of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E. Her recent book, Athens, Etruria, and the Many Lives of Greek Figured Pottery (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019), explores the import and usage of Athenian vases by the ancient Etruscans. Taking a cross-cultural perspective and privileging archaeological context, she posits a symbiotic relationship between Athenian ceramic workshops, the traders who transported figured pottery, and Etruscan consumers. Dr. Bundrick has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Archaeology, Hesperia, and Classical Antiquity; numerous book chapters; and is the author of Music and Image in Classical Athens (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Her book in progress is provisionally titled The Family of Citizens in Classical Athenian Art.

Dr. Bundrick has held fellowships and grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fulbright Foundation, and Archaeological Institute of America. During the 2013–14 academic year, she was a Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies at the American Academy in Rome and in spring 2022 she was a Visiting Senior Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. As a lecturer in the Archaeological Institute of America National Lecture Program, she presented her research on Greek vases in Etruria at Yale University (2014), Johns Hopkins University (2015), and Princeton University (2017). Among her grants and awards at the University of South Florida, she received a Creative Scholarship Grant for 2021-22; the USF St Petersburg Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship for 2015-16; and a USF System Outstanding Faculty Award for 2013.

Recent Publications:

Pompê, Peplos, Poikilia: Picturing the Panathenaia on an Athenian Amphora,” Greek and Roman Musical Studies 12 (2024): 3–38

“Music as Mnema on Athenian White-Ground Lekythoi,” in L. Curtis and N. Weiss, eds., Music and Memory in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds (Cambridge University Press, 2021) 287–310. 

“‘Etruscanizing’ Athenian Vases: The Case of a Pelike from Foiano della Chiana,” in E. Giudice and G. Giudice, eds., Studi miscellanei di ceramografia greca VII (Ediarch, 2021) 55–81.

“Visualizing Music,” in E. Rocconi and T. Lynch, eds., A Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Music (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020) 117–30.

“Herakles on the Move: A Greek Hydria’s Journey from Athens to Vulci,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 63/64 (2018/19, published 2020): 1–51.

Athens, Etruria, and the Many Lives of Greek Figured Pottery (Wisconsin Studies in Classics, University of Wisconsin Press, 2019).

“Reading Rhapsodes on Athenian Vases,” in J. Ready and C. Tsagalis, eds., Homer in Performance: Rhapsodes, Characters, and Narrators (University of Texas Press, 2018) 76–97.

“Altars, Astragaloi, Achilles: Picturing Divination on Athenian Vases,” in S. Blakely, ed., Gods, Objects, and Ritual Practice (Studies in Ancient Mediterranean Religion volume 1, Lockwood Press, 2017): 53–74.

“Athens, Etruria, Rome, Baltimore: Reconstructing the Biography of an Ancient Greek Vase,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 61 (2016): 1–21.

“Reconsidering Hand Looms on Athenian Vases,” in M. Stansbury-O’Donnell, T.H. Carpenter, and E. Langridge-Noti, eds., The Consumers’ Choice: Uses of Greek Figure-Decorated Pottery, Selected Papers in Ancient Art and Architecture, Volume 2 (Archaeological Institute of America, 2016): 1–21.

“Athenian Eye Cups in Context,” American Journal of Archaeology 119 (2015): 295–341.

“Recovering Rhapsodes: A New Vase by the Pantoxena Painter,” Classical Antiquity 34 (2015): 1–32.

“Selling Sacrifice on Classical Athenian Vases,” Hesperia 83 (2014): 653–708.