I've been reading a fascinating book called "Women in Ancient Greece" by Susan Blundell. The author is a feminist, but if you're willing to ignore the occasional PC platitude, you can get a very interesting picture of customs concerning women and relationships in that era. She goes through the Greek myths, and their origins and interpretations, and analyzes the literature and art of each of the phases of ancient Greece for clues about the status of women.
It seems to me that you can correlate the rise of the ancient Greek civilization with the rise of the patriarchy. You start with Hesiod, who is basically a proto-MGTOW complaining that women are just put on earth to do evil, that all they want is money, and so on. Then you have the myths which gradually establish men's dominance and taming of the female spirit. The myth of the Amazons, in Blundell's interpretation, is not based strongly in historical fact, but is to a large extent a warning against letting women storm the fortifications of male privilege. Then you have the classical era, the height of Greek civilization, with firmly entrenched customs about marriage and child rearing. This era IMO would be the embodiment of the CoAlpha concept.
Hopefully with the advent of the Internet, it won't take a few centuries to go through each of the phases this time around.
What you should keep in mind is that any feminist commentator will try to portray any vaunted institution or work of art (be it a classical civilization or classic novel) as more oppressive towards women than it actually was.