The first reason why I decided to include this page in my website is the thought that instead of complaining about our students defective attitudes, we should actively promote a lifestyle based on scholarship, intellectual work and creative development. The tradition of the scholarly discipline, that we might qualify, after Agamben, as a "forma di vita", dates back from the Renaissance, at least for what concerns its most pronounced "lifestyle" features. Arguably, it is also much older, medieval, late antique, Greek. Or if you prefer, Andalusian, Islamic, Chinese. In any of its local forms, the scholarship presents various traits of luxury and social distinction.