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τὸ μεγαλοπρεπὲς κτλ.: the adjs. are contrasted pair with pair.

σχημάτων: bearing.

διαφαίνει: (intr.) shows through.

ἥδιον (sc. εἶναι) ὁρᾶν: is pleasanter to contemplate.

τοὺς ἀνθρώπους: obj. of ὁρᾶν. The answer of Parrhasius, though not direct, is perfectly natural, and leaves no doubt as to his full assent to the views of Socrates.

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