The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (139:3) writes:
בחנוכה, מתר בעשית מלאכה. אך הנשים נוהגות שלא לעשות מלאכה כל זמן שהנרות בבית דולקים, ואין להקל להן. והטעם שהנשים מחמירות יותר, מפני שהגזרה היתה קשה על בנות ישראל, שגזרו, בתולה הנשאת, תבעל להגמון תחלה
On Chanukah, it is permitted to perform work. But there is a custom that women do not work for the time that the menorah is burning in the house, and there shouldn't be a leniency for them. And the reason that women are more stringent is because there was a harsh decree against the daughters of Israel; it was decreed that a girl who was to be married must first cohabit with the governor.
What is the source for this statement in the Kitzur, that the Greeks decreed that the brides must first cohabit with the governor before getting married to their husband? I read through the first Book of Maccabees and briefly scanned the second book, but I did not find it therein.
Could someone point me to the source of the story? I suspect maybe it is in the Book of Judith, but I have not yet found it in there.